How to Find Industry Partners

Industry partners are an essential part of academic research in the 21st century. If the moniker was “publish or perish” it is now “partner AND publish or perish”. But, where do you find these partners? Who are they? What if your research seems to not lend itself to industry partners? In this FREE on-line workshop […]

Positioning Yourself as An Expert

Without doubt, academic researchers are experts in their field. But, in so many cases non-academics are selected as experts. Experts when it comes to talking to the media. Experts when it comes to acting on panels. Experts when it comes to consulting. So, if you’re interested in being positioned as an expert – how do […]

The Changing Nature of Academic Research

Academic research is still, fundamentally, about publishing good research and getting grants to fund good research. However, “publishing” is now a very broad term. And “grants” can come from almost anywhere. In this FREE on-line workshop, we’ll take a look at how research is changing and how that means you, the academic researcher, might need […]

Becoming a Successful Researcher

Wanting to and being a successful academic researcher are two different things. In this FREE on-line workshop we’ll take a look at what academic success looks like and what you’ll need to do to get there. This is a FREE event, but registration is essential.

Why become a researcher?

If you’re doing a PhD you may well be thinking you’d like to become an academic researcher. But that is not the only option available to you. In this FREE introspective on-line workshop, we’ll look at the five main reasons why people become academic researchers. We’ll also consider if academic research is the only way […]

Using Social Media to Translate Your Research

If you’re not on social media, you are not translating your research – it is as simple as that. But, being on social media doesn’t mean you are translating your research. There are so many scenarios and alternatives within each option it can be paralysing to even make a start! In this FREE online workshop […]

Finding a Mentor

A mentor should be someone who can show you the way through things. They may not have THE answer, but they probably have AN answer. A bit like a sherpa helps people up mountains. They cannot climb the mountain for you, but they can give you the best advice and support about how to climb. […]

Leaving Academia

The decision to become an academic researcher is often based on passion for science or research. And although leaving any profession is hard, the decision to leave academia is often a tough one. There are often conflicting emotions concerning staying or leaving. Not to mention the conversations with staff, students and colleagues. And sometimes it […]

Developing Your Transferable Skills

PhD graduates are clearly capable of doing many things beyond the running of an individual research project. However, that is not always obvious to their potential employers. In this FREE workshop, we’ll go through some of the transferable skills that are developed as part of a PhD. We’ll also look at ways you can demonstrate […]

Managing Virtual Teams

Virtual teams, or my preferred term – distributed teams – have come into prominence as a result of many governments implementing physical distancing measures to curb the transmission of COVID19. However, virtual teams have been in operation for many years. Banks and utilities have had personnel placed across the globe for varying functions for the […]