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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 pilot 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
This pilot is being funded by the VC’s Diversity fund (http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/eop/inpractice/vc-fund/) as an initiative to support women’s career progression in academia.  

intended for

Pathways is being piloted initially in the science divisions and 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: https://www.mpls.ox.ac.uk/training/course-programme-for-graduate-students/navigator-development-programme-for-men

number of places 

 20

course leader

 Alison Trinder, Researcher Training Adviser for the MPLS Division

date/time

This course will take place next during the academic year 2017-18. Details will be published here as soon as they are available. 

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.

booking

Please email skillscourses@mpls.ox.ac.uk with queries.

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