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Thu 6 Feb 2020
09:30 - 12:30

Venue: Postdoc Centre@ Mill Lane, Eastwood Room

Provided by: Researcher Development Programme (RDP)


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Thu 6 Feb 2020

Description

How can you make the most of your postdoc years at Cambridge? What does a strategic postdoc look like? What could you be doing now to be more strategic, intentional and agentive during your time at Cambridge?
This workshop explores how to navigate the research landscape, how to think and act strategically, and how to develop mental and emotional discipline for coping with the demands of the competitive research environment. We will explore the career journeys of former postdocs and see that there’s no one recipe for success, but there are common ingredients. This workshop is for postdoctoral researchers who want to get to and be prepared for the next step in their careers, whether that’s within academia or beyond.


Outcomes:

  • Begin to take charge of your own career path
  • Understand the many actions you could be taking now to achieve a career within or beyond academia
  • Consider the important link between mental and emotional health and career advancement


Feedback:

“It encouraged an overall view of thinking about my career and what I want out of it and what I am good at. It also covered examples of people who stayed in academia as well as those who did not, so that I was able to consider the pros and cons of more than just one route.”

“I'm right at the start of my post-doc and it helped me to think about what I wanted to get out of the next few years in terms of my career.”

Target audience


Postdoctoral Researchers

Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Thu 6 Feb 2020   09:30 - 12:30 09:30 - 12:30 Postdoc Centre@ Mill Lane, Eastwood Room map Dr Steve Joy
Duration


Two hour session

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