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

course details

On day one of the course, you will work to construct your own definition of career success, looking at both what's important to you and what's required to succeed in academia.

On day two you will work on your personal impact, looking at message, body language, audience and voice; and have the opportunity to see yourself on camera.

Between day two and day three (which are a month apart) you will work in a group to undertake a project; and on day three you will present the findings and outcomes of the group project and receive feedback. 


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




 Alison Trinder, Researcher Training Adviser for the MPLS Division


09.00-17.30 | 12 Feb 2019

09.00-17.30 | 13 Feb 2019

09.00-17.30 | 12 Mar 2019

NB If you sign up for the course you will be expected to attend all three days in full


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.


To apply for a place please download and complete the application form. Completed forms should be returned to

Please note that if you are offered a place on the course you will be asked to pay a £25 refundable deposit, be expected to attend the three workshops in full, and to make a full contribution to a group project that will be undertaken between workshops two and three. 

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