Future Events Life Design Training for Researchers Wednesday 21 February 2018, 9.30am - 3.30pmGipsy Lane Campus, room TBC Whatever our current situation, we can all benefit from engaging more intentionally with the ongoing and lifelong project of working out what a well-designed life looks like for us and how to build and evolve it in a dynamic world with multiple demands, choices and possible selves. In this interactive workshop you will learn how to apply design principles to make conscious changes towards leading the life you want to live - whether you have just started your PhD or are facing a more immediate career transition, and whether your current aspirations are focussed on a career within or beyond academic research. This session will help you to explore what it is that gives you energy and purpose and introduce you to creative, fun and collaborative design processes through which to identify ideas and build your way towards a more fulfilling life by testing them out in the real world. Booking essential. Dr Jo Moyle, Careers Consultant Booking and further info: firstname.lastname@example.org This session is open to all Brookes research students and fixed-term research staff. How to Get a Job: Applications Masterclass for Researchers Wednesday 14 March 2018, 10am - 12pmJHBB, 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. Dr Jo Moyle, Careers Consultant This session is open to all Brookes research students and fixed-term research staff. How to Get a Job: Interview Skills Masterclass for Researchers Wednesday 18th April 2018, 10am-12pmJHBB, 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. Dr Jo Moyle, Careers Consultant This session is open to all Brookes research students and fixed-term research staff.