Events for researchers

Programme for researchers

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.

Visit the Careers Portal to register for external careers events, including careers fairs, recruitment sessions, conferences, workshops and 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.

Exploring Careers Options for Researchers

Thursday 6th October 2022, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, 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?

This online session is designed to help you find out

  • The range of careers research graduates go into
  • How to identify your own strengths, motivations, values and skills
  • How to explore different sectors and roles for which you might be suited
  • Which mindsets and practices are most helpful in navigating a successful career transition
Please register to attend on the Careers Portal.

Careers Cuppa for Researchers

Thursday 13th October 2022, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, CLC 2.07, Oxford Brookes University

Come along to this informal peer-sharing session to meet other Brookes researchers, share common career-related issues, swap experiences, ask questions and get ideas.

The session will be hosted by Dr Jo Moyle and is intended as a friendly, safe and encouraging space in which to voice common issues and share solutions and resources. At this pilot session your thoughts about how we might shape this format to make it as helpful and accessible as possible in the future will be particularly welcome.

Whether you are looking to refresh your motivation for tackling needed next steps, have questions about specific aspects of the career planning or recruitment process or just want to feel a bit less on your own in managing your professional development for the future, you will be very welcome to join us. Bring your own cuppa and we'll bring the cake!

Flagged resources from the session will be e-mailed to all registrants, whether or not you are able to attend on the day.

Please register to attend on the Careers Portal.

Careers Cuppa for Researchers

Friday 21st October 2022, 10:00am - 11:00am, Online

Come along to this informal peer-sharing session to meet other Brookes researchers, share common career-related issues, swap experiences, ask questions and get ideas.

The session will be hosted by Dr Jo Moyle and is intended as a friendly, safe and encouraging space in which to voice common issues and share solutions and resources. At this pilot session your thoughts about how we might shape this format to make it as helpful and accessible as possible in the future will be particularly welcome.

Whether you are looking to refresh your motivation for tackling needed next steps, have questions about specific aspects of the career planning or recruitment process or just want to feel a bit less on your own in managing your professional development for the future, you will be very welcome to join us. Bring your own cuppa!

Flagged resources from the session will be e-mailed to all registrants, whether or not you are able to attend on the day.

Please register to attend on the Careers Portal.

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

Tuesday 25th October 2022, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Online

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

We will will cover:

  • How employers shortlist from written applications
  • Key principles for successfully targeting your skills and experience (including your research) to the needs of the role and sector
  • The conventions of CVs and covering letters for roles outside academia
  • How to tackle application forms effectively

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.

Please register to attend on the Careers Portal.

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

Thursday 3rd November 2022, 10:00am - 11:00am, On campus

In this session, we will focus on:

  • How applications for academic roles are shortlisted for interview
  • What you can do to target your application to the nuances of the specific institution and role
  • The conventions for CVs and covering letters within academia
  • How to approach an online application form for an academic job

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.

Registration required. If you are unable to attend but would like to receive the session materials please feel free to register.

Please register to attend on the Careers Portal.

Careers Cuppa for Researchers

Tuesday 8th November 2022, 11:00am - 12:00pm, Online

Come along to this informal peer-sharing session to meet other Brookes researchers, share common career-related issues, swap experiences, ask questions and get ideas.

The session will be hosted by Dr Jo Moyle and is intended as a friendly, safe and encouraging space in which to voice common issues and share solutions and resources.

Whether you are looking to refresh your motivation for tackling needed next steps, have questions about specific aspects of the career planning or recruitment process or just want to feel a bit less on your own in managing your professional development for the future, you will be very welcome to join us. Bring your own cuppa!

Flagged resources from the session will be e-mailed to all registrants, whether or not you are able to attend on the day.

Please register to attend on the Careers Portal.

LinkedIn for Researchers

Thursday 24th November 2022, 12:00am - 1:00pm, Online

This workshop will:

  • Introduce you to the main functions and benefits of LinkedIn as a professional social media platform
  • Help you work out how you can tailor your profile to have maximum impact
  • Explore the practical art and etiquette of building your network on LinkedIn
  • Help you to manage your LinkedIn presence for prospective employers and active job search

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout and by the end of the session you will know about further resources and support available to you to help you make best use of LinkedIn as part of your ongoing career management.

Registration required. If you are unable to attend but would like to receive the session materials please feel free to register.

Please register to attend on the Careers Portal.

How to Get a Job: Interview Skills Masterclass for Researchers

Tuesday 29th November 2022, 11:00am - 1:00pm, On campus

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.

Registration required. If you are unable to attend but would like to receive the session materials please feel free to register.

Please register to attend on the Careers Portal.

Careers Cuppa for Researchers

Thursday 15th December 2022, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, On campus

Come along to this informal peer-sharing session to meet other Brookes researchers, share common career-related issues, swap experiences, ask questions and get ideas.

The session will be hosted by Dr Jo Moyle and is intended as a friendly, safe and encouraging space in which to voice common issues and share solutions and resources.

Whether you are looking to refresh your motivation for tackling needed next steps, have questions about specific aspects of the career planning or recruitment process or just want to feel a bit less on your own in managing your professional development for the future, you will be very welcome to join us. Bring your own cuppa and we’ll bring the mince pies!

Flagged resources from the session will be e-mailed to all registrants, whether or not you are able to attend on the day.

Please register to attend on the Careers Portal.

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