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To a researcher who is either looking for a successful career, to branch out independently, or who is looking to potentially leave the sector, scrutinising and growing your professional networks, as well as promoting your skills and experience are all essential elements.

This workshop, for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers, will cover a range of skills that will help you raise your profile, and build the networks that can help you succeed, whether your career aims are in academia or beyond it.

Aimed at

ALL researchers - doctoral and postdoctoral researchers

Presented by

Dr Steve Cross, Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Fellow, founder of Science Showoff and Bright Club creator.

Key learning outcomes

During this workshop, you will:

  • Gain a better understanding of how to raise your professional profile
  • Identify how to build the networks that can help you succeed
  • Consider the value of networking for careers within and beyond academia
  • Have an opportunity to network with postdoctoral researchers from QMUL, King's College London, Imperial College London and the Institute of Cancer Research.

Specific skills focused on in this session

Networking skills

Communication skills

Career development skills

Health and Safety and general notice

ONLINE workshop. Joining information will be circulated before the workshop.

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Brunel 3D Development Tool

Develops the following:

Skills needed to disseminate your research

Skills needed to develop your research and career

Researcher Development Framework (RDF) Competencies

Develops skills relevant to the following domains of the RDF:

This workshop is provided by

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Email address Telephone number 01895 265935