• Researchers Careers Programme

  • Future Events

      • Coaching Tools for Personal and Professional Development

        Tues 9th October 2018, 10am - 1pm
        Location tbc

        Setting time aside to focus on important goals can help us identify the strategies we need to achieve them as well as the impediments that may be holding us back. Whether you are just starting out on a PhD, thinking about your next career move or just wanting to reassess your priorities and find ways of performing more effectively, come along to this session and find out how to be your own coach!

        This session will introduce you to coaching processes and models which you can adapt and apply to your own life, as well as practical tools and tactics to help you overcome common obstacles such as procrastination and self-sabotage.

        Booking essential. 

        Dr Jo Moyle, Careers Consultant
        Booking and further info: jmoyle@brookes.ac.uk

        This session is open to all Brookes research students and fixed-term research staff.

      • How to Get a Job: Successful Applications and Interviews for Researchers

        Sat 3 November 2018, 10.30am - 3.30pm
        Location tbc

        Find out all you need to know about the job application and interview process for academic careers, as well as how to adapt the way you present yourself for the non-academic jobs market.  

        This full-day workshop will be fully interactive and includes: how to decode the language of employers; lots of sample researcher CVs, cover letters and applications to scrutinise and take away; the opportunity to give and receive peer feedback on your own CV; and a chance to anticipate, and learn how to tackle, some of the most common questions in academic and non-academic interviews.  

        Free lunch.  Booking essential.

        Dr Jo Moyle, Careers Consultant

        Booking: jmoyle@brookes.ac.uk

        This session is open to all Brookes research students and fixed-term research staff.

      • Design your Life Beyond the PhD

        Tues 13 November 2018, 10am - 1pm
        Location tbc

        What might a well-designed life look like for you beyond the PhD?  Which of your many possible selves will you choose to realise? Although we cannot plan for every eventuality in a dynamic world with multiple demands and changing priorities, we can learn to engage more intentionally with our ongoing and lifelong project to build and evolve a life we want to live with energy and purpose.   

        This interactive workshop will introduce you to creative, fun and collaborative design processes through which to develop your career ideas and build your way towards a more fulfilling life post-PhD by starting to test them out in the real world.

        Suitable for researchers at any stage - whether you have just started your PhD or are facing a more immediate career transition, and whether your current aspirations are focused on a career within or beyond academic research.

        There will be some short assigned reflective exercises to complete prior to attending the workshop.

        Booking essential.

        Dr Jo Moyle, Careers Consultant

        Booking and further info: jmoyle@brookes.ac.uk

        This session is open to all Brookes research students and fixed-term research staff. 

      • Enhancing your Personal Effectiveness as a Researcher: An Introduction to the MBTI Personality Framework

        Fri 7 December 2018, 10am - 1pm
        Location tbc

        The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is one of the most widely used personality instruments, used for personal and professional development by employers and individuals.  This workshop aims to give you deeper insights into your own personality style using the MBTI framework and into how you can then apply this knowledge in your research, the working environment and your wider life.  It will also aid your understanding of how others (perhaps supervisors or colleagues) prefer to operate, improving your communication and working relationships.   

        This is an introductory session, facilitated by a fully qualified and experienced MBTI practitioner. During the session participants will conduct a detailed self-assessment and gain an insight into their own and others’ personality preferences by taking part in a range of interactive activities. 

        Booking essential.

        Dr Jo Moyle, Careers Consultant

        Booking and further info: jmoyle@brookes.ac.uk

        This session is open to all Brookes research students and fixed-term research staff. 

      • How to Get a Job: Applications Masterclass for Researchers

        Tues 12th February 2019, 10am - 12pm
        Location tbc

        Whether you are intending to apply for academic or further research roles, or for non-academic roles within or beyond higher education, learning to market yourself on paper is an essential step towards gaining that all-important interview and then the job itself..   

        This session will be fully interactive and includes: how to decode the language of employers; lots of sample researcher CVs, cover letters and applications to scrutinise and take away; the opportunity to give and receive peer feedback on your own CV.. 

        No booking required.

        Facilitator: Dr Jo Moyle 

        This session is open to all Brookes research students and fixed-term research staff. 

      • How to Get a Job: Finding Job Opportunities

        Weds 27 February 2019, 10am-12pm
        Location tbc

        All the tools you need to identify and create job opportunities, whether you are interested in academic or non-academic job roles, or both.   

        In this workshop we will look at: how to find vacancies, both academic and non-academic; using social media as part of your job search; the hidden jobs market and how to access it; how attitude and behaviour can influence the opportunities that come your way; and making the most of the support available to you at Brookes. 

        No booking required.

        Facilitator: Dr Jo Moyle 

        This session is open to all Brookes research students and fixed-term research staff. 

      • How to Get a Job: Interview Skills Masterclass for Researchers

        Thurs 21st March 2019, 10am -12pm
        Location tbc

        Whether you’re applying for academic or non-academic roles, learning how to perform well at interview is a prerequisite to getting the job.  Brush up on the practicalities of preparing for, and performing in, interviews in this interactive workshop designed specifically for researchers.   

        This session includes: what to expect from interviews, academic and non-academic; common questions and how to tackle them; how to talk about your research for different audiences; an opportunity to practice your interview skills in a safe and supportive environment. 

        No booking required.

        Facilitator: Dr Jo Moyle 

        This session is open to all Brookes research students and fixed-term research staff. 

      • Planning for a Career in Academia

        Thurs 2 May 2019, 10.30am - 3.30pm
        Location tbc

        Many researchers harbour aspirations of an established academic career. This workshop is designed to help you gain an understanding of some of the important issues, roles and responsibilities integral to working in academia as well as insight into what you need to do to turn your academic aspirations into reality.   

        This interactive workshop includes plenty of opportunity for discussion and will feature a Q and A panel with a mix of early career and more established academics from a range of disciplines. It is also a good opportunity to meet and draw on the support and experiences of other PhD students and early career researchers intending to embark on an academic career. Come along and ask our panel of academics everything you ever wanted to know about getting in and getting on in today's academic climate! 

        Free lunch.  Booking essential.

        Dr Jo Moyle, Careers Consultant

        Booking and further info: jmoyle@brookes.ac.uk

        This session is open to all Brookes research students and fixed-term research staff.