Planning a Career in Academia


This session will set the potential for a career in academia within the context of recent developments and the changing landscape of higher education in the UK, with a particular focus on the Research Excellence Framework (including plans for REF2021, issues of Open Access, Grant Opportunities & Funding, as well as Innovation & Impact); the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF); and the potential for a Knowledge Excellence Framework (KEF).   It will consider the transition period between completing a PhD and finding your first academic position and outline some of the things that you should consider during this time to enhance and strengthen your CV, as well as prepare for interviews.

Facilitators

The Vitae Researcher Development Framework

This session maps on to Domain B of the Vitae Framework: Personal effectiveness which includes the sub-domain areas of:

  • B1: Personal qualities
  • B2: Self-management
  • B3: Professional and Career Development
The Vitae Researcher Development Framework