Hello EPS Post-Doctoral Research Staff,
Are you not sure how to move forward with something (career, publications, managing others)? Could you be more effective in your work? Do you feel that things are good, but you’d like them to be great? Are you stuck in a rut or needing some perspective? Coaching provides a format to improve personal focus and awareness of choice, to deepen learning and improve performance.
We can offer you one-to-one coaching to focus on topics you bring and find practical ways to move forward.
—– EPS Researcher Development —–
For details of workshops along with the links to register, see the Workshop Calendar.
—-University-wide Opportunities & News—
Take a look at the range of WiSET related events taking place this summer… from quizzes, to BBQs to formal dinners. These activities provide excellent networking activities for for women in science and engineering.
Engagement@Manchester - Finding Funding - 20 June 2012, 13:00 - 14:00, University Place, 5.206
If you’re interesting in public engagement, then don’t miss out on our next monthly Engagement@Manchester lunchtime meeting. This month our focus is on where to find funding for your public engagement activities. This is also an excellent opportunity to network with other staff and students who are involved in public engagement activities. From the new to the very experienced, we invite you to this free lunch time forum. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. Bring your lunch along.
Faculty of Life Sciences Community Open Day - 30 June 2012
The Faculty of Life Sciences is opening its doors to the public. The Michael Smith Building will be open to the local community in a fun and family friendly event that showcases the research and the facilities of the Faculty. Visitors can come on a tour of our laboratories, see our robots and look through our million pound microscopes. Our scientists will be there to talk about their research on heart defects, Alzheimer’s disease, biofuel development and much more. Kids (and adults!) can have a go at our interactive activities which include; painting with maggots, making edible cells out of cookies, meeting live amphibians, learning how leeches are used in medicine and finding out how the heart works. There is a craft tent for younger visitors which includes face painting and creepy crawly crafts.
Check out other public events at the University of Manchester
Manchester Gold Online Q & A will enable students to ask questions of a database of mentors, the vast majority of whom are graduates from The University of Manchester. It is intended for students who feel that the more enhanced level of support available through Manchester Gold Mentoring is not relevant to them, as they only wish to ask a brief question of an industry professional or are simply searching for general information about specific career areas/roles. It will be available from April 2012.
—– External Opportunities & Funding ——
Eat My Sci Shorts - Short Science Film Competition (closes 22 June 2012)
Short Film Competition to Win A Ticket to the Secret Garden Party! Space travel, evolution, things that go BOOM! Guerilla Science seeks the best science-inspired short films for our Eat My Sci Shorts competition. Winning entries will be screened throughout our 2012 festival season. Films should be a maximum of five minutes in length and suitable for an English-speaking audience. Documentaries and works of fiction are equally welcome, but we ask that your science content be at least loosely based on scientific research, history or theory.
The 2012 WISE Awards in association with Amey - Nominations Close 12.00pm Monday 25 June 2012
The WISE Awards will be presented in recognition of the achievement of companies and individuals in promoting science, engineering and construction to girls and young women. Nominations are open now in several individual categories including - Recognising the achievement of women in the early stages of their STEM career, for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, for Communication and Outreach, for Leadership and Inspiration.
The x-change - volunteers needed (apply well before the 18 July 2012)
This year, the British Science Festival is coming to Aberdeen and, as usual, the x-change will be there to bring together the best bits from around the Festival programme! We’re looking for volunteers to help create the live show and podcast - and blog and tweet about it. The role encompasses everything from event management to marketing, booking speakers and acts and drawing up the programme. Volunteers will work alongside a professional broadcaster and British Science Association staff to put together the show.
RESOURCES & BLOGS
Academic Conferences - A Beginners Guide (by Dr Inger Mewburn)
Designing conference posters (by Colin Purrington)
Do you know about the External Training & Development Fund?
Funding is available to all those EPS research staff who would like to attend training events outside of the University. For instance, all of the external opportunities listed above (and more). Or email us at: email@example.com to discuss further.
Or please do contact me directly if you’d like to discuss any aspect of your career or development needs.