What every new researcher needs to know #Vitaechat

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What every new researcher needs to know #vitaechat

Whatever your situation, taking a professional approach to your development from the start can help make the path smoother, and enable you to be more successful in the long run.

During your doctoral or postdoctoral research you will push the boundary of current knowledge, increasingly becoming an expert in your field. However, being a professional researcher involves not just writing a thesis or papers, but also developing your skills and building your profile. So how do you make the most of your PhD or postdoc and prepare yourself for what’s coming next?

Our moderator will be joined by a panel of researchers at various stages of their careers to discuss what they wish they’d known when starting out. The #vitaechat will help you to answer questions such as:

  • As a PhD researcher, or postdoc in a new role, which first steps should I take?
  • How do I manage my relationship with my supervisor or PI?
  • How do I plan my research project and what are the typical milestones?
  • What kind of development opportunities will I have, and how do I prioritise them?
  • When should I start thinking about my post-PhD career?

Join us on the 19 October, at 12pm on the #vitaechat stream to discuss how to get started and to understand how to prepare yourself for undertaking your doctorate/new research project or new job

Register your interest HERE and you will be sent a reminder.

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Mental Health Awareness Week | 8th – 14th May


Every year, thousands of supporters across the UK take part in Mental Health Awareness Week. This year the week will take place from 8-14 May on the theme of surviving or thriving?

Good mental health is more than the absence of a mental health problem. This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week will look at mental health from a new angle. Rather than ask why so many people are living with mental health problems, the Mental Health Foundation will seek to uncover why too few of us are thriving with good mental health.

During the week you have the opportunity to discover more about mental health; find out what you can do to build mental resilience; explore how to reduce stress; and experience how laughter yoga can improve your wellbeing. The programme of events across the University campus includes:

  • Mon 8th May – LETS LAUGH, Engine Shed, 13:15 – 13:45
  • Mon 8th May – Mental Health Awareness Stand, Atrium, Minerva Building, 10:00 – 14:00
  • Tues 9th May – Walk and Talk, Outside the Swan 12.10 – 12.55
  • Wed 10th May – Mental Health Awareness Stand, Atrium, Minerva Building, 10:00 – 14:00
  • Thur 11th May – Meditation for All, SLB2005, Stephen Langton Building, 12:00-12:45

For further details click here to view the Mental Health Awareness Week Poster or visit the Wellbeing@Lincoln blog

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