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FSE Researcher Development Blog

Find the latest information about training, external events, competitions, and top tips for postgraduate research students and staff in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Call for applications of interest: Researchers into Management 2017 (Info session 27 Sept 2017)
September 14th, 2017

Calling all Research Staff (postdoctoral research associates)…

Our highly successful Researchers into Management programme is an Institute of Leadership and Management accredited course designed exclusively for Research Staff at the University of Manchester.

The course offers you a theoretical and practical framework for developing excellence in managing and leading in your area of work, grouping or more…

Careers workshops – postgrad essentials sessions 2017/18
August 16th, 2017

Postgrad Essentials: Making the most of Manchester (CSPGE001) – Monday 2 Oct, 11:00-11:50, University Place Theatre B
Come along and hear what you can be doing to make the most of your time studying for a postgraduate degree at the University of Manchester. Open to PGT and PGR students from all Faculties, this session is a starting point in more…

Report: Manchester’s Second Falling Walls Lab
July 27th, 2017

The Manchester Falling Walls Lab took place for the second year running on the 25th July, again hosted by Manchester Enterprise Centre, at the University of Manchester. Manchester is currently the only city in the UK to have held a Lab twice and it was another successful event.

Inspired by the fall of the Berlin Wall, more…

Report: Manchester Enterprise School 2017
July 10th, 2017

Manchester Enterprise School took place during the first week of July 2017 for 35 postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers in Bowness in the Lake District – for the ninth consecutive year. Aimed at equipping those researchers with the skills to start a business, it was an intensive week of testing the feasibility of a business more…

University of Manchester to Host a Second Falling Walls Lab on 25th July 2017
June 5th, 2017

The University of Manchester will be hosting another Falling Walls Lab on Tuesday 25th July following on from last years’ success, giving the chance for students to reach out to the general public with their ideas for solving important world problems.

Inspired by the fall of the Berlin Wall, the aim of the Falling Walls more…

Final Chance to Regiester – Presenting to an Audience (exclusively for FSE Research Staff)
May 24th, 2017

NEW WORKSHOP – Presenting to an Audience (exclusively for FSE Research Staff)

Tuesday 23/05/2017, 10:00 – 16:00, Sackville Street Building D35

In this workshop experienced facilitator and professional actor and theatre director Caroline Clegg will introduce you to theatre and performance based practical exercises; narrative shaping, vocal dynamics and physical (non-verbal) communication techniques to improve your presentation. more…

Aspiring Postgraduate Entrepreneurs take part in Enterprise Futures at Media City
May 24th, 2017

More than 100 Postgraduates from the Universities of Manchester, Salford and Manchester Metropolitan University took over Media City to take part in a conference designed to both inspire them to consider starting a business and provide specific skills that they might need above what they are currently learning on their academic courses. Having been hosted more…

Pathways – Career Options for Researchers – Registration Deadline 31 May.
May 23rd, 2017

Attend Pathways and plan your future!

“Pathways – Career Options for Researchers” – Friday 9 June 2017, 8.30am – 4.00pm, Renold Building, North Campus

Registration for Pathways is now open! Please go to the following link to register:

Pathways is a major, University-wide careers event for PhD researchers and research staff. We welcome around 600 researchers annually from more…

How to Create a Non-Academic CV from an Academic Career
May 16th, 2017

How to Create a Non-Academic CV from an Academic Career – Wednesday 24/05/2017, 10:00 – 12:00 Roscoe 3.9

Jointly organised by the Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Science and Engineering Researcher Development teams and delivered by Ruth Bradshaw (Career and Executive Coach), this CV workshop is for people from an academic background who wish to explore career opportunities more…

Speakers Confirmed for Enterprise Futures Event at Media City
May 16th, 2017

Enterprise Futures returns on Monday 22nd May 2017 for its Sixth Anniversary event, returning to its original home at Media City.

Enterprise Futures is a joint initiative with University of Salford and Manchester Metropolitan University. It is aimed at postgraduates (both students and staff) who are interested in starting their own business, even if you are more…