New workshop for PgR/Prof. Doc. students and research staff: Introduction to the Vitae Researcher Development Planner

Do you want to make the most of your research and your career?

This workshop will introduce you to the Vitae Researcher Development Planner – an online tool, free to Staffordshire University research degree and professional doctorate students –  through which to take control of your professional and career development.

The Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF) will help you to:

  • explore all the aspects of being a researcher
  • identify your strengths
  • prioritise areas for professional development
  • write a plan, then monitor progress and success
  • have productive discussions with others, e.g. your supervisor, PI, careers advisor or other professional development provider
  • look for formal and informal development opportunities
  • prepare for one-to-one progress reviews, appraisals or career development conversations with your research manager or mentor.

When you are looking at future career options and goals, the RDF helps you to:

  • consider the capabilities and experiences that will enhance your career prospects
  • assess opportunities provided by your institution and look for development opportunities outside your research
  • highlight, articulate and provide evidence of the transferability of your capabilities and expertise in your CV, in job applications and at interviews.

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