• Kenneth Wheare
  • Programme for Researchers

    How to Get a Job: Finding Job Opportunities

    Thursday 6th February 2020, 10.00am - 12.00pm
    Forum Library Training Room

    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: Applications Masterclass for Researchers

    Tuesday 24th March 2020, 10.00am - 12.00pm
    Forum Library Training Room

    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: Interview Skills Masterclass for Researchers

    Thursday 2nd April 2020, 2.00pm - 4.00pm
    Forum Library Training Room

    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

    Thursday 28th May 2020, 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 might 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.

    Facilitator: Dr Jo Moyle 

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

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