A seminar series for GPS and HASS PGT and PGR Students
Organised and Sponsored by the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
Students completing Masters’ and Doctoral degrees in the near future will enter a very tight job market in an economy on the cusp of major structural reforms. Good qualifications from Newcastle University will confer some advantages on students seeking employment in this stressful environment. Learning from people committed to and knowledgeable about the North East of England will provide students with new and important insights about the best ways to approach potential employers. This regular, informal seminar series provides students with the chance to listen to the experiences of seven senior executives from different walks of life about how they approached their post-degree employment prospects and what they believe to be the opportunities, prospects and problems of employment in the North East of England and beyond. Each of the speakers will present his or her views about how students can best prepare themselves for employment and will share their own experiences, good and bad, as they advanced their careers from newly employed graduates to senior executives in their fields.
Speakers will address students for approximately 30 minutes and a similar amount of time will be made available for questions. The advice and comments offered will be personal, practical and insightful. All talks will be held in the Clore Suite of the Great North Museum at 4pm on Thursdays and all HASS students are welcome and encouraged to attend. The Clore Suite comfortably seats about 70 people but attendance will be on a first come, first served basis.
TIME AND VENUE: Thursdays at 4pm The Clore Suite at the Great North Museum
Thursday 8th December 2011: David Laws (CEO Newcastle Airport)
Thursday 16th February 2012: Edmund King (CEO Automobile Association)
Thursday 15th March 2012: Erica Whyman (Chief Executive Northern Stage)
Thursday 19th April 2011: Jamie Martin (Managing Partner, Ward Hadaway)
Thursday 17th May 2011: Mo O’Toole (Visiting Professor Creativity and Innovation, NU Business School and formerly MEP for NE England)
Maximise the impact of your research group with Researchers in Residence
Maximise the impact of your research and develop your team’s transferable skills by engaging 11-19 year olds via the RCUK-funded Researchers in Residence scheme.
RCUK would like to encourage you to participate. Aimed at PhD students and early stage post-docs across the UK this school placement scheme provides an opportunity to inspire the next generation of researchers (11-19 years students) about their work.
Researchers that have been involved benefit by developing their public engagement, communication and teaching skills that help show experience on their CVs whether they continue on the academic career path or enter the jobs market.
Participation has also helped some researchers when completing Pathways to Impact due to the programme helping them to think about the wider social and ethical implications of their research.
All participating researchers receive free communication training and each placement lasts between 14 to 24 hours.
For more information see www.researchersinresidence.ac.uk or call 0845 365 7470.
Now there are two types of leak on a boat. There is the leak below the waterline where seawater enters the boat and there is the leak above the waterline where rainwater enters the boat. One might imagine that the former is the more serious but this is seldom the case unless it is a catastrophically large leak. Seawater leaks do no more than accumulate a little water in the bilge and generate some damp. They can be managed by occasional bilge pumping. Rainwater leaks however are the real enemy that transform life afloat from mild hardship to abject misery. Everything gets soaked. Books soak up water and expand like toilet rolls that have been accidentally dropped down the loo, computers, radios and televisions commit hari-kari in hours, bedding doubles in weight and mugs taken from the shelf are found to be already filled.
Eddie’s boat had both kinds of leak.
It was just about possible to find a position where one could sleep without being dripped on by moulding one’s body into the right shape and not moving all night. Even then you have to be prepared for the ‘stealth leak’. This is the leak that accumulates on a ledge or other interim surface and builds until its pregnant meniscus rises to the limits of captivity, the surface tension ruptures and a torrent of cold water descends onto the sleeper/computer/book below. A joy to experience.
I thought I could withstand this existence for three nights a week but the combination of discomfort, lack of sleep and too much driving meant that every time I returned to the boat my resilience was eroded. The damp was permeating my body and it felt as though I had entered an accelerated aging programme. The boat was turning me into Eddie.
It was clear that I would have to make alternative arrangements, but there was another problem – trouble was brewing in paradise.
Calling all Arts, Humanities and Cultural PhDs! Check out this great opportunity to work for Arts Research Digest
Arts Research Digest provides a unique overview of current research in the arts, media and cultural sectors worldwide. Their mission is to facilitate and promote the exchange of research and ideas between local and national cultural sectors in the UK and all over the world.
Arts Research Digest is published six times a year and they are currently looking for an online copy writer and editor to cover maternity leave!
If you think this is something you would like to do or is the kind of work experience that could kick start your career please email all enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
A great opportunity to extend your science experience to the community….
Are you an enthusiastic young researcher working at the cutting edge of science, technology or engineering? Can you discuss the social and ethical implications of your research at Newcastle University and how it will make a difference to local communities? If the answer to these questions is yes, take part in ‘Your View’ poster competition on Saturday March 20th. Newcastle University, in association with Beacon North East and Newcastle Sciencefest, is planning a University open day as part of National Science and Engineering week 2010. The aim of the open day will be to allow members of the local communities to access areas of the University otherwise closed to them, and allow them to meet members of the University’s research community.
For more information please see the following web page: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/beacon/news-events/news/item/your-view-poster-competition
So these days having a succesfull career in academia is all about publishing papers????
Wrong!!!! actually some of the most succesful academics in this University have their fingers in the business pie too…. for some real life inspiration and clues as to how you can make this kind of success your own come to
THE LITTLE AND LARGE OF ENTERPRISE
For research staff and academic staff in the Bioscience areas
Please book your place on this event via: http://researchstaff.ncl.ac.uk/rss//book?instance_id=1414
Title: Working with business: the ‘little’ and ‘large’ of enterprise
Date: 29 Jan 2010
Venue: Medical School Boardroom and Foyer
Time: Event 10:00 – 12:00; lunch 12:00 – 13:00
Objective: The objective of this event is to raise awareness amongst research staff and academic communities within the Bioscience area to the commercial potential of their research. This will be achieved by a ‘shop-window’ approach showcasing examples of the types of commercial engagement that have been of benefit to some of our researchers ranging from small but profitable entrepreneurial ‘sidelines’ of research to making your career out of Bio Business.
- Social and economic benefits of commercialising research
- Running a business alongside research
- Patenting and licensing
- Commercialising research reagents
- What’s it like working in a spin-out?
- How to work with industry in your lab: commercial contracts in research
- Consultancy opportunities
Confirmed speakers include:
Michael Whitaker, Dean of Development
Mark Birch-Machin, Prof of Molecular Dermatology (ICaMB) and Founder of Genesis Genomics UK
Melanie Hardman (Cancer Research Technologies)
Deepan Shah (Orla Protein Technologies)
Linda Taylor, Research Translator & Funding Development Manager