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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.


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. 


By the end of the session participants will be able to: 

  • Define their own individual career success
  • Use the concepts of career anchors, and core and broader characteristics to approach their career development
  • Identify and access resources, training and other support needed for academic career development
  • Plan and implement action for career development


Pathways is open to Research Staff and PGR in their third year and above . 





 Alison Trinder



Information about the next scheduled course, and how to apply for a place, are in our course programme. This course usually takes place during Hilary Term. If it isn't currently appearing in the course programme, please keep checking back. 


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. 

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