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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.

Ketso Taster session: Integrating co-production into delivery of strategies and services

Learn how the Scottish Refugee Council has been using Ketso to engage with refugees and the public sector across Scotland.

Ketso Taster session: Integrating co-production into delivery of strategies and services

17 March 2014, 14:00 – 17:00 (tea and coffee from 13:45), Studio 2.3, Humanities Bridgeford Street, University of Manchester 

Ketso is a hands-on kit for creative engagement, which was awarded a commendation by the Royal Town Planning Institute NW for ‘positive contribution to community engagement’ in 2013. (www.ketso.com)

Joe Brady, the Head of Integration of the Scottish Refugee Council will discuss their experience of using Ketso to facilitate genuine dialogue with stakeholders, from designing events and projects, to developing services and programmes of work to developing a refugee integration strategy. This strategy, “New Scots: Integrating Refugees in Scotland’s Communities”, looked at integration across the public sector, in partnership with COSLA and the Scottish Government and involved communities and the voluntary sector at its core.

There will also be the opportunity to experience Ketso with a practical introduction to the tool kit, giving you an opportunity to share ideas around co-production and engagement with other delegates.

Please register here.

Posted on behalf of Dr Joanne Tippett, School of Environment, Education and Development, The University of Manchester & Managing Director and Founder: Ketso.

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.