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Research Staff & Fellows: get your voice heard!

MPLS Town Hall Meeting for Fixed Term Research Staff and Fellows, Tuesday 23 February 2021, noon

Science Minister commits to changing research culture

Amanda Solloway reveals how her personal experience of harassment has driven her commitment to overhaul research culture

Speakers announced for MPLS Welcome to Women in STEM networking event!

The Welcome to Women in STEM (virtual) networking event is run by MPLS on behalf of the women's societies. The event offers the chance to learn new networking skills with Professor Nessa Carey, chat informally with other women in STEM and meet representatives from the societies. Industry partners will also attend in our virtual exhibition area.

UKRI Early Career Researcher Forum opens to applications

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is calling on postdoctoral researchers, research associates and other early career researchers to join its new Early Career Researcher Forum.

Skoll Centre Early Career Research Fellowships: Call for Applications:

Recognising and supporting early career academics working to generate knowledge that accelerates social impact.

MPLS Enterprise and Innovation Fellows 2021

If you are an entrepreneurially minded post-doc, why not apply to be an Enterprise and Innovation Fellow, working with us to shape and sustain development of our Enterprise programme, supporting researchers to explore the creative and commercial potential of their work.

Why join the #RisingWISE programme?

RisingWISE is an enterprise programme aimed at early career researchers at Oxford and Cambridge. It is a course entirely developed by and for women, including strong links with women experts in industry. If you are curious about enterprise, entrepreneurship and impact then this is the programme for you!

Free course: Become a Better Presenter: Improve Your Public Speaking Skills

FutureLearn is hosting this free three-week course, created by staff at the Royal Observatory Greenwich and the Presenter Network. Learn how to improve your presentation skills (face to face and digitally) and add personality into your presentation style.

Head of UKRI speaks out on diversity in research system

Ottoline Leyser says: We must reshape the system so it genuinely values and supports difference

Science minister speaks about wellbeing for researchers and improving research evaluation.

Amanda Solloway spoke about the promoting a culture of wellbeing for researchers and improving the way we evaluate research at the Vitae Connections 2020 Conference.

UKRI publishes plan to support researcher careers

The research councils commit to supporting the new Concordat

Webinar: A Recipe for Evaluating Online Citizen Science, 8 June

This webinar from the PER Team in Research Services will provide specific guidance on evaluating an online citizen science project to gather evidence of outcomes and impact and how to improve activities.

Training & Development Programme for Trinity Term

Training courses for Trinity term 2020 launch 20th April

Free online courses - inspiring young people with STEM

These self-paced courses, created by the National STEM Learning Centre to support STEM Ambassadors, take you through the key ingredients of creating high quality activities that cater for young people, and covers diversity and inclusion, too.

Communicating Your Science Online - Call for Contributions, and Online Training available Mon 30 March

Many of us are getting used to working at home and looking for ways to spend our time. Oxford Sparks is looking to coordinate contributions from researchers working from home to share online over the next month or so, and will be holding a webinar for those looking for more information.

Vitae Benefits for Researchers

TOP 10 MOST POPULAR VITAE PAGES FOR RESEARCHERS

Women in Stem Networking Event Oxford Town Hall Tues 21 Jan 6-8pm

Last night saw over 170 women come to the Town Hall to meet Oxford's inspiring Women in Science, Engineering and Maths societies and network with women from across the university as well as our industry partners.

What researchers think about the culture they work in.

Wellcome report of 4000 researchers experience of research culture "paints a shocking portrait of the researcher environment".

Promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: EPSRC workshop: 30th January or 3rd Feb

If you are a STEM researcher – particularly in physical sciences and engineering – please join a short EPSRC workshop to explore what commercialising research means to you. There are two workshops to chose from depending on which is most convenient for you.

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