PDC online training
Online career development programme for University women
Length: the programme includes about 9 h of content spread over 6 weeks. Learning is self-managed and participants retain access to the resources for life at the end of the programme
When: Webinars for 2020 are scheduled on 1 May, 12 May, 21 May, 2 June, 10 June (all 2 to 3 pm GMT). If you cannot attend some of those, a recording will be available after each session. It is however more beneficial for you to log in and interact with the trainer and other participants
Additional videos (and recording of webinars) can be viewed when it suits the participants
Where: Where you want, all you need is a computer connected to the internet! For the webinars, you will need your computer to have a microphone to ask questions to the trainer and interact with other participants, and ideally a webcam (but not compulsory)
Open to: Individuals who identify as women. Priority will be given to postdocs (research fellows, senior research fellows, fellowship holders) from the MHLS Faculty but other interested staff and PhD students are welcome to register and will be offered remaining places
Cost: Free; but represents a significant investment from the PDC so completion of modules is compulsory once registered
UNIque is an online career development programme for early career researchers who identify as women. It covers everything form potential career paths, personality profiling, job applications, time management, saying no, to setting goals and more.
It is both:
For more information, you can visit the UNIque webpage from the provider, EJW Solutions. Do not register via this page though, use the button below.
(deadline: 8 April 2020)
"You should take this course if you're a postdoc lost in translation wondering what to do next because you'll get a clear picture of the paths you can take as well as time to reflect on which path would better suit you." Alice, Synthetic Biologist, Imperial College London
"You should take this course if you're a Postdoc thinking about what you want the next steps in your career should and could be because the course will encourage you to find the thing you really want to do and will help you see how to get there." Marie, Chemist, Imperial College London
"You should take this course if you feel like you are drifting along and not making impactful career decisions because you will be given an array of tools that you can access for life, that help you to uncover your strengths and values and set achievable goals. Plus Emma is super friendly and knowledgeable, and will help motivate you along the way in the videos and webinars." Katie, Molecular Microbiologist, Imperial College London
"I really understood what I need to do to have the best chances in succeeding in my future applications, how to plan to get those things done. I also understood a lot more about myself and how I can use my strengths to really sell myself." Bianca, Cancer geneticist, Imperial College London
Emma originaly designed aspects of this course for the PDC and ran the first session in 2019. She notably developped the Research Canvas used in this course.
Dr Emma Williams illuminates a wider career choice for early career researchers. She has a passion for enabling people to get the most out of their careers (academic or otherwise) with particular interests in enterprise skills and women's development. She has worked widely in the UK and overseas in research intensive settings delivering development events and coaching. She is a co-author of 'What every postdoc needs to know' using her 25+ years experience of the HE sector (from physicist to business owner).
Access to the UNIque programme is partly funded by the MHLS Faculty Gender Equality Committee fund.
Find more information on Queen's Gender Initiative committee, the Gender Equality office of the School of MDBS and the Athena Swan Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice for women working in science, engineering and technology (SET) in higher education and research.
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For more information please read our Equality and Diversity Policy.
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