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London SciComm Socials – Career Development Session

The feedback from our recent symposium highlighted how useful it was to meet people who worked across a range of science communication and public engagement careers, and have the chance to ask them questions about what it’s like to do those jobs, and how they ended up in those jobs in the first place.

We’ve scheduled a range of meetings and training sessions in July as a result of the feedback we had at the symposium, and on Wednesday 20 July (2pm – 5pm) we are running career development session at the Wellcome Trust.

We have 7 brilliant table hosts, who will each speak about their career history, and everyone who attends will have the chance to ask them questions. Hopefully, it will be an opportunity for an informal, useful, honest chat about what it’s like to work in this industry.

I know it is short notice, but it would be great to see some of you there, and please do promote the event to anyone who you think would be interested. It’s free to attend, but we are asking people to register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/london-scicomm-socials-career-development-session-tickets-26520568735

The next London SciComm Social is also on 20 July – from 6pm in the basement cocktail bar of The Somers Town Coffee House (https://www.facebook.com/events/1279217805425640/). Please join us for cocktails, cake, and chat!

Posted on behalf of Kimberley Freeman, Partnership Communications Manager, Medical Research Council

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE: Deep Learning Day – Women in the World of Work – 8 December

On behalf of Whalley Range, our Business Class partner, I would like to invite you to be part of their Deep Learning Day on the 8 December.

The learning objectives for the day and key words the girls will be hearing throughout the sessions are:

  • To reflect on my goals, core values
  • To develop understanding of skills and qualities employers want/need, career opportunities and challenges for women in the world of work
  • To gain experience of talking to adults other than family or teachers.

Keywords:

  • goal/aspiration – something you are aiming for/want to achieve
  • core values – qualities/experience that you think are most important
  • fantasy – things from dreams and imagination, things that are more difficult to achieve
  • reality – things that are more every day, more possible
  • career – a profession/occupation that you have chosen and trained for
  • a motivator – something that makes you want to do something

In the morning the girls will be preparing for meetings with female visitors/volunteers, then from 9.40 for an hour, you would meet with a group of students and be ‘interviewed’. The girls will have prompt questions to learn as much as possible about your job, career and motivations. There is no preparation required, other than to be ready to answer questions and to share anything you think is important about considering future jobs.

Head of School, Fiona Devine, is also giving a key note speech and Q&A at 2.00pm as part of the same event.

As a volunteer would need to arrive at Whalley Range for 9.30am at the latest and report to reception and ask for Jackie Fahey.

If you would like to be involved, please let me know so that Jackie has an idea on numbers of volunteers and can prepare a visitor list. Please also cascade this to other female colleagues. Seniority is not a deciding factor for taking part as the greater number of women the girls can interact with the greater number of experiences, the better.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Michelle Kipling : michelle.kipling@manchester.ac.uk

Project and Accreditation Manager (Social Responsibility), Alliance Manchester Business School | The University of Manchester | Room 2.20 MBS West | Booth Street West | Manchester M15 6PB | +44 (0) 161 275 6546

RCUK new career case studies published

A number or academics and researchers from the University of Manchester are featured in RCUK’s research career case studies.

Researchers tell their own personal story of how they got involved in research, what it takes to be a researcher, and their rewarding experiences from their chosen career paths.

The case studies are aimed at young people and highlight the opportunities research skills can give, not only in academia but also in the wider world of business, industry and commerce and cover a wide range of disciplines including arts and humanities; engineering; maths; biology; social sciences; and physics.

The case studies can be found at www.rcuk.ac.uk/careersinresearch.

RCUK Careers in Research

RCUK has published further research career case studies, designed to inspire young people to think about pursuing a career in research.

Each case study tells their own personal story of how they got involved in research, what it takes to be a researcher, and their rewarding experiences from their chosen career paths.

There are now 75 case studies in total, covering a wide range of disciplines including arts and humanities; maths; biology; social sciences; and physics. The case studies highlight the opportunities research skills can give, not only in academia but also in the wider world of business, industry and commerce.

Featured researchers from the University of Manchester include:

  • David Topping
  • Nicholas Harrigan
  • Hywel Owen
  • Justyna Janiec-Anwar
  • Rishma Vidyasagar
  • Chris Boyce
  • Gillian Mawson

The case studies can be found at www.rcuk.ac.uk/careersinresearch.

Research Councils UK (RCUK) Careers in Research: case studies

RCUK has published further research career case studies, with researchers telling their own personal story of how they got involved in research, what it takes to be a researcher, and their rewarding experiences from their chosen career paths.

The case studies are aimed at young people and highlight the opportunities research skills can give, not only in academia but also in the wider world of business, industry and commerce and cover a wide range of disciplines including arts and humanities; engineering; maths; biology; social sciences; and physics.

Here are just some of the researchers from The University of Manchester who are featured in the case studies:

  • Dr David Topping, School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Science
  • Dr Andrew Karvonen, Manchester Architecture Research Centre, School of Environment and Development
  • Justyna Janiec-Anwar, School of Materials Corrosion and Protection Centre
  • Dr Rishma Vidyasagar, School of Cancer and Enabling Sciences, Medical School
  • Dr Hywel Owen, School of Physics and Astronomy
  • Dr Chris Boyce, School of Psychological Sciences
  • Dr Nicholas Harrigan
  • Gillian Mawson, Social Science

You can see all of the case studies at www.rcuk.ac.uk/careersinresearch.