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Postdocs: Mid-Contract Check-In Event new Wed 23 Sep 2020   10:00 Not bookable

This event is open to you if you are at the mid-point of your postdoc contract at Cambridge. The aim is help you to position yourself for the next stage of your career (in academia or otherwise) at a key point in your postdoc journey by reflecting on your professional development activities so far and giving you some guidance and tools to support you in reaching your future career goals. The event will be facilitated by members of the Postdoc Academy, the Postdoc RD Team and Careers Service. You will also meet staff members from other University services who offer resources for postdocs. At the end of the session, you will have a set of actions to help guide you in your next steps.

Please complete this form: so that we can learn a bit about you and where you are in your career planning/professional development journey in advance of the event so that we can tailor the session accordingly. Your registration for this session will be approved upon our receipt of this form.

Postdocs Wellbeing Event:Failure Stories by Academics new Tue 22 Sep 2020   12:30 [Places]

Postdocs Wellbeing Event: Failure stories by Academics

• What does ‘failure’ mean to you?

• How to cope with the failures?

• What is this ‘shadow CV’ and what is the benefit of keeping it?

• Do you share your failure stories with anyone?

If you want to hear about your colleagues’ experiences and to have a chance to share your own stories, please join PdA wellbeing session at the Postdoc Appreciation Week!

Marta Costa and Deepak Venkateshvaran will be sharing their own failure stories and coping strategies as academics.

Please register your interest in this online event.

Postdoc Academy PdA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Meeting ID: 815 7032 0122

Passcode: 721608

If you are considering applying for an early career fellowship (postdoc fellowship and/or career development fellowship), this is the event for you. Dr Candace Hassall, Head of Researcher Affairs at the Wellcome Trust, will share insights gained from working for one of the UK’s top funders of academic research and from sitting on a range of selection panels for research funding. You will learn which questions to ask yourself both when thinking about applying and when preparing your application. Her advice is general and relevant to all disciplines.

Nicole Horst (RD/PdA) and Anne Forde (Careers Service) will co-host.