Grads pg induction sep10

Maximising your potential Dr. Jim Boran Graduate & Researcher Development Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

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Maximising your potential

Dr. Jim BoranGraduate & Researcher Development



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Graduate Development is all about gaining and

enhancing skills to successfully complete

your research degree and maximise employability in your chosen career path.

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What’s on Offer? Researcher networking Development opportunities Skills Audit Personal development planning Key information Graduate Resource Book -

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It’s not just about research…


Supervisor, Research Group,School

Graduate Development

Research CouncilsCareers Service



Researchers in Residence

Manchester Enterprise Centre

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Tell the person next to you about one past experience you feel has prepared you for

doing a research degreeGive them a chance to tell you the same about


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How? and Why?

Assess your skills

Reflect and evaluate

Do something!

Develop your personal plan

Industry & professional bodies UK Research Councils International market

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Researcher Development Framework

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‘Introduction to Research - Essentials’ workshop

You and Your Research Degree

Guide to Personal Development Planning

Overview of essential resources

Academic Integrity & Intellectual Property

Manage your progress

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‘Introduction to Research - Options’ workshops

Research: Philosophy, History and the Cutting Edge Evidencing Your Skills Critical Reading Introduction to eProg Library Researcher Skills Series

– Electronic Journal Articles– Endnote– Factiva, Scopus, Web of Science– Avoiding Information Overload

Careers for PhDs Series– It’s Never to Early to Think Ahead– Getting a Job– CVs and Applications– Interviews.

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What to do today Fill in your pink slip Go downstairs to the Graduate

Development table and submit your pink slip in exchange for your Graduate Resource Book

FOOD / MUSIC / INFORMATION FAIR! LATER: login to eProg and book on

one of the “Introduction to Research – Essentials” workshop dates– NOTE: EngD and one-year Masters have specific dates

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Graduate & Researcher Development Team

Dr. Gemma MuckleResearcher

Development Officer

Dee-Ann JohnsonCommunications


Alys KayOnline


Dr. Jim BoranManager

Dr. Alex HinchliffeResearcher Development