Researcher? Join a #Vitaehangout

gap_leapAs part of a Focus-on theme of ‘navigating the research environment’, a #vitaehangout ‘navigating your digital profile’ will take place at 10.00am on Tuesday 20 June 2017.

In this #vitaehangout  you will be able to learn more about what a digital identity is, the benefits of using your personal brand, and how to effectively use online platforms to promote your research, as well as the opportunity to shape the discussion by submitting your own questions.

Our panellists will join our moderator to take and discuss the audience questions and give expert advice and tips based on their own success.

Follow this link to find out more and to access the hangout.

Funding your Master’s or PhD

lookTake a look at these – annual £5,000 scholarships + a number of smaller awards in any subject from:

Applications opened in May.

Find out more about funding:

Decisions, decisions… should I do a PhD?

qmarkThese resources on may help you to decide:

  • PhD Video Blogs: Get a real insight into life as a PhD student
    Short films of PhD students at various stages of their PhD and locations around the world.  The vlogs, or video blogs, will cover everything from starting a PhD, moving abroad to do a PhD, finding funding opportunities to viva preparation and finding your first academic job.
  • Postgraduate Options – Is a PhD for me?
    A 60-minute live online video event with a group of expert panelists who shared their insights and top tips on doing a PhD, the routes to doing a doctorate, how to find PhD opportunities and how to compose a good application.
  • PhD career ebooks and toolkits
    hould I do a PhD?; Career planning for PhDs; 10 Career paths for PhDs

New to research or moving on?

Then take a look at Vitae:against-the-current-fish

  • Find the Vitae resources most relevant to you by visiting our routemaps
  • Make the most of professional development opportunities, and create new ones with the PDP ROC
  • Learn the basics of research: Read our pages on ‘Becoming a researcher’, ‘Language of research’, ‘Typical milestones’…

Watch our recorded Q&A: “How to make a successful start in research”

PhD or not?

postit_articlenewsresource_13032Check out Should I do a PhD?  – an e-book from that focuses on using career decision-making approaches rather than on the choice of research topic.

You can find other useful resources here, and you’re welcome to come in and talk it through with a careers consultant.

PORT – not what you think it might be but

computerisedbooksthe postgraduate online research training platform from the School of Advanced Studies, London University.  The information is tailored towards humanities students but it’s a good resource for postgraduate students and researchers from other disciplines.

Take a look particularly at the useful handbooks for students completing a Modern Languages doctorate which leads you through the process of applying for and completing a PhD.

You will need to register if you wish to access resource quizzes and subscribe to email digests.