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ACCE Policy and Careers workshops

12th April 2017 @ 10:00 am - 13th April 2017 @ 4:10 pm

Developing a Careers Strategy
12th April 2017

Location: The training course will take place in Foresight centre, The Thornton room (with drinks/lunch in The Atrium).

Please ask at the reception and they will guide you.

Career planning
The course content will cover the following

  • Overview of varied career paths
  • Developing a professional digital profile
  • Planning now for future grant funding including fellowships
  • Transferable skills and upskilling for those skills not picked up via a PhD
  • CV’s for academic and non-academic careers

Course programme

Time Activity
10.00-10.15 Registration
10:15 – 10.30 Welcome presentation
Graphic ppt:  Expectations, learning outcomes for the day and Q&A protocols
10.30-10.45 Student Activity 1: (Ice-breaker)   My perfect career path
Individual reflection
Group engagement
Reality check, careers in context
10.45-11.30 Careers from a PhD, including case studies
Moving into Post Doctoral positions
Moving into research through the NGO, statutory bodies and other non-HEI institutions
Group engagement:  Skills Mapping
11.30-12.15 Funding the future:
Building a successful grants’ portfolio
Which grants and when
12.15-12.30 Student Activity 2:  My interests, My skills
How employable am I?
12:30 – 13.15 Lunch
This will be provided
13.15-13.45 Managing a modern ecological career:  Or why a PhD isn’t enough.
Employment statistics
International perspectives
Social media and the digital world
13.45-14.30 Identifying and up-skilling, including case studies
Which skills and when
Getting funded
Getting networked in
14.30-15.15 Student Activity 3:  Developing an action plan
Prioritising skills to develop
Developing a plan
15.15-15.45 CV’s, cover letters and interview techniques:
The good, the bad
The odd and the funny
Or:  What you should or shouldn’t do!
15.45-16.00 Final questions and evaluation

Policy and Knowledge Exchange
13th April 2017

Knowledge exchange

The course content will consider how you communicate your science and the role of knowledge exchange in research

  • Press and publishing
  • Using digital media to communicate science, the risks and rewards
  • Influencing policymakers and the public
  • Scientific conferences from posters to 3-minute theses
  • Developing a KE plan for your research

Course programme

Time Talk
10:00 – 10.30                                          Effective communication, misconceptions and preconceptions and why they matter.
10.20-10.50 Press and publishing,   how to plan for it, how to manage it and how to maximise impact
Presentation and workshop
10.50-11.30 The social media test: Building a strong science platform to communicate your researchWorkshop and discussion
11.30-11.45 Break
11.45-12.45 Policy:  why it matters and how to communicate with policy makers
Presentation, Workshop and discussion
12:45 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30-2.30  Public Engagement with Research:  communicating your science to non-scientists
Adapting the policy messages for public groupsPresentation, workshop and discussion
14.45-15.15 Scientific conferences:  the best and the not so best ideas ever seen
15.15-16.00  Developing a KE strategy for researchIdentifying specific audiences, messages and success criteriaDeveloping an action plan/reflection
16.00- 16.10 Final questions and evaluation



12th April 2017 @ 10:00 am
13th April 2017 @ 4:10 pm


Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool
1 Brownlow Street
Liverpool, L69 3GL United Kingdom
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