• Kenneth Wheare
  • Programme for Researchers

    Semester 2 programme tbc

    Research students and research staff on a fixed-term contract are also eligible to attend any events from our wider programme of training, which covers a range of topics including online assessment centres, psychometric tests, LinkedIn and many more.

    Research students can count attendance at any of these training sessions towards their training hours as recorded in their Personal, Professional and Career Development Planners.

    How to Get A Job: Effective Written Applications for Roles Beyond Academia

    Thursday 1st October 2020, 11.00am - 12.00pm
    online

    Research graduates go into a wide range of roles and have a lot to offer the modern knowledge-based economy. In fact, as many as 70% of PhD graduates have moved outside the academic sector within 3.5 years from graduation.

    This session will focus on how to market yourself effectively in writing for roles and sectors beyond academia in order to improve your chances of gaining that all-important interview and then the job itself.

    Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout and by the end of the session you will know how to find lots of useful resources specifically for researchers to help support your applications in the future.

    Booking required. Please only register if you are able to attend on the day as places are limited.

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

    Facilitator: Dr Jo Moyle 

    Exploring Career Options for Researchers

    Wednesday 7th October 2020, 2.00pm - 3.00pm
    online

    Research graduates go into a wide range of roles both inside and outside of Higher Education - but how can you explore what your own career options might be?

    Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout and by the end of the session you will know how to find lots of useful resources to help support your career development thinking in looking ahead to the next stage.

    Booking required. Please only register if you are able to attend on the day as places are limited.

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

    Facilitator: Dr Jo Moyle 

    How to Get a Job: Effective Written Applications for Academic Roles

    Tuesday 20th October 2020, 12.30pm - 1.30pm
    online

    Competition for academic roles can be fierce, particularly at the early career stage. So learning how to market yourself effectively in writing is essential if you want to maximise your chances of securing that all-important interview and then the job itself.

    Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout and by the end of the session you will know how to find lots of useful resources specifically for researchers to help support your academic applications in the future.

    Booking required. Please only register if you are able to attend on the day as places are limited.

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

    Facilitator: Dr Jo Moyle 

    How to Get a Job:Job Hunting Tips for Researchers During Uncertain Times

    Friday 30th October 2020, 10.00am - 11.00am
    online

    Job hunting during times of economic uncertainty can seem even more onerous and anxiety-provoking than usual. This session will help you to focus on the things you do have control over in your job search and provide you with tips and strategies for finding a new role that will be right for you during these strange and uncertain times.

    Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout and by the end of the session you will know how to access a range of resources and careers support to help you manage the job hunting process effectively.

    Booking required. Please only register if you are able to attend on the day as places are limited.

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

    Facilitator: Dr Jo Moyle 

    How to Get a Job: Interview Skills for Researchers

    Thursday 5th November 2020, 10.00am - 11.00am
    online

    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 with this session designed specifically for researchers.

    Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout and by the end of the session will be aware of a range of resources to support their interview preparation.

    Booking required. Please only register if you are able to attend on the day as places are limited.

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

    Facilitator: Dr Jo Moyle 

    Thinking of an academic career: What can I do now?

    Tuesday 24th November 2020, 12.00pm - 1.00pm
    online

    Many researchers harbour aspirations of an established academic career. But with competition levels high, what can you be doing now to help increase the likelihood of turning your academic aspirations into reality?

    This session is aimed primarily at research students in the early to mid-stage of their research degree, although later stage research students will also gain awareness of helpful resources to support their academic career aspirations.

    Booking required. Please only register if you are able to attend on the day as places are limited.

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

    Facilitator: Dr Jo Moyle