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For women researchers aiming for an academic career in science

course details

Are you aiming for an academic career in science? This  2-day course will help you think in detail about what you want from an academic career, and about how to start to take control and design your own pathway. Participants will:

  • Construct your own definition of career success within academia
  • Working together in groups, undertake a project in between the two workshop days
  • Present the findings and outcomes of the group project on day two, and receive feedback
  • Plan ongoing action

intended for

Pathways is open to research staff and DPhil students in their third year and above who self-identify as female. 

If you self-identify as male and would be interested in attending a personal development programme, please see details of the Navigator programme:

number of places 


course leader

 Alison Trinder, Researcher Training Adviser for the MPLS Division


TBC for the next academic year, 2018 -19

RDF skills

B1, B2, B3, C2, C3, D1

The Researcher Development Framework (RDF) provides a framework for planning and supporting the personal, professional and career development of graduate students and research staff. See the the following for more details:

The Researcher Development Framework page

The Researcher Training Tool (click on Researcher Development)

Vitae (Vitae is a national organisation dedicated to realising the potential of researchers through supporting their professional and career development.


This course will run next during the 2018-19 academic year. Details will be published here when available.

When registering for this course, please check our Terms and Conditions.