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RSDP: Personal Effectiveness

Nurture your full potential by becoming a powerful researcher and leader in your field.

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1. Careers Beyond Academia
Date:Course Title:
2023-24 One-to-One Careers Appointments: 60-Minute Mock Interview
2023-24 One-to-one Careers Appointments: 30-Minute Careers Guidance
16 Jan 2024Researchers careers in not-for-profit, research management & funding panel
18 Jan 2024How do I know what i'll like? Identifying your motivator, strengths and interests
23 Jan 2024Making the leap: how researchers find non-academic jobs
25 Jan 2024Presenting your skills to non-academic recruiters: CVs and application form questions
30 Jan 2024Researchers careers in museums & cultural heritage panel
1 Feb 2024Researcher careers in environment and sustainability panel
5 Feb 2024Marketing yourself to non-academic recruiters: cover letters and personal statements
13 Feb 2024Researchers careers in public health panel
15 Feb 2024Researchers careers beyond academia taster session in data 
15 Feb 2024Researchers prepare for a career beyond academia: employer & alumni networking session
16 Feb 2024Researchers careers beyond academia: taster session in consultancy
20 Feb 2024Managing your career change emotions
28 Feb 2024Marketing yourself in person: non-academic interview skills
29 Feb 2024Researchers careers in research outside of academia panel: lab & desk based research
13 Mar 2024How do I know what i'll like? Identifying your motivator, strengths and interests
2. Careers Within Academia
Date:Course Title:
2023-24Nature Masterclass: Getting and Academic Research Position (self-paced)
2023-24One-to-one Careers Appointments: 60-minute mock interview
2023-24One-to-one Careers Appointments: 30-minute careers guidance
11 Jan 2024Academic career planning for research staff
15 Jan 2024Effective academic applications
18 Jan 2024How do I know what i'll like? Identifying your motivator, strengths and interests
31 Jan 2024Effective academic interviews
13 Feb 2024What's the story with narrative CVs?
27 Feb 2024Effective academic applications
6 Mar 2024Effective academic interviews
13 Mar 2024How do i know what i'll like? Identifying your motivator, strengths and interests
3. Time Management
Date:Course Title:
7 Feb 2024Time for Research - Taking Control of Your Time
1 Mar 2024Balancing Competing Commitments for Academics and Researchers
14 Mar 2024Time for Research - Taking Control of Your Time
4. Wellbeing and Resilience
Date:Course Title:
23 Jan 2023Creativity in research
2 Feb 2024Overcoming low confidence
22 Feb 2024How to build compassionate resilience
23 Feb 2024Defeating self-sabotage
23 Feb 2024Overcoming imposter syndrome

Women in Research

Date:Course Title:
16 Jan 2024Women in Research 2: working in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams
6 Feb 2024Women in Research 3: overcoming perfectionism and self-sabotage
7 Feb 2024Women in Research: small-group coaching 2
19 Mar 2024Women in Research 4: diffusing and managing conflicts in research