Pop Up: Pensions – 1st December 2017, 14:30-16:00, SALC 1, South Kensington Campus

Everything you need to know about the Pension Scheme at Imperial College. The session will cover a brief introduction on the Pension Scheme and address all of your questions including on changing jobs in the UK, what will happen if you move to another country, what is the opt-out option, can you save extra money?... and much more.

Carey Southward from Imperial College will be delivering the session.

Pop Up: ‘Navigating the Lifecycle of Collaborative Research Projects’ – 1st December 2017, 10:00-12:00, SALC 1, South Kensington Campus

The session would be delivered by the College’s Programme Management Office (PMO) team. 
In this pop-up session, we will provide an overview of the value of research collaborations and the benefits of effective project management.
We will introduce you to the lifecycle of a research project with the added complexity of working with multiple collaborators from academia as well as industry.
Specific project management areas such as dissemination, exploitation and communication, data management and stakeholder engagement will be explored. 

Key areas

  • To gain insights into the strategic benefits of collaborations in research.
  • To understand how to manage the lifecycle of collaborative research projects (from application to project closure and beyond).
  • To understand current funders’ requirements and associated terminology.
  • To explore specific project management skills to lead and participate in research collaborations.

Pop Up: Open Access and Open Data - 23rd November 2017, 14:00-16:00, SALC 9, South Kensington Campus

Are you applying for funding? Do you know what your existing or future funders may require with regards to open access and open data?
We have arranged a bespoke workshop for postdocs and fellows that will give you more information about funders requirements i.e. Data Management Plans and how to maximise your research impact by making your research more discoverable.

Pop Up: Planning a Successful Fellowship Applications – 23rd November 2017, 10:00-12:00, SALC 9, South Kensington Campus

This Pop Up introduces postdocs to fellowship funding and the process of making a fellowship application. During the course you will learn where to look for appropriate fellowship funding, how to apply and how to prepare a written application.

Funder Showcase: Royal Commission of 1851 – 7th November 2017, 14:00-15.00, SALC 2, South Kensington Campus

Did you know that the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 have a series of fellowships?

To highlight this great opportunity to receive fellowship funding, we will be joined by Nigel Williams from 1851 who will tell you about the fellowships that are on offer.  After the talk you will be walked through the application process and given hints and tips to help your application to be a successful one.

Pop Up: Academic CV and Cover Letter – 7th November 2017, 10:00-12:30, SALC 2, South Kensington Campus

a)      Academic CVs
Maximise your chance of making the shortlist by ensuring your CV is professional, targeted and well written. This one hour workshop will address academic CVs. It will cover a myriad of do’s and don’ts to consider when crafting your CV. Please bring your CV with you to this workshop.

b)      Cover Letters: Making a Good Impression
Don’t know where to start when it comes to writing a cover letter? Not sure that your cover letter is highlighting your notable/relevant achievements? Unsure of where you can show your knowledge of the job and organisation that you are applying to?

In this interactive session we will concentrate on the layout, format and content of an effective cover letter, including hints and tips on how to structure your letter. This session will also cover how you can highlight your relevant skills and communicate your enthusiasm for the role and organisation that you are applying to.

Pop-up: Pensions - 9 August 2017, 14.30-15.30, SALC 5, South Kensington Campus

Everything you need to know about the Pension Scheme at Imperial College. The session will cover a brief introduction on the Pension Scheme and address all of your questions including on changing jobs in the UK, what will happen if you move to another country, what is the opt-out option, can you save extra money?... and much more.

Carey Southward from Imperial College will be delivering the session.
Pop-up: Networking for success - 3 August 2017, 14.00-16.00, SALC 6, South Kensington Campus

What is networking? Why is it important in your career? How can you network effectively? The aim of this pop-up workshop is to help you understand how to network effectively and make you confident and happy about going out and networking to advance your career!

Pop-up: Assertiveness - 1 August 2017, 10.30-12.00, SALC 6, South Kensington Campus

The aim of this pop-up workshop is to give you a better understanding of what assertiveness is and identify those situations where assertiveness skills are required.  We will also explore how to behave assertively in appropriate situations. You will get to try out being assertive using case studies as examples.

Pop-up: Job Search & Non Academic CVs – 27July 2017, SALC 1, 13.30-16.00, South Kensington Campus

You can attend just one session, or both.

Job Search (13.30 – 14.30) Do you know what career you want - but don’t know where to start with finding a job?

This interactive pop-up+ session will:

  • introduce tools and tips to assist with creative job searching both within and outside of academia
  • help you to create a targeted and creative job search strategy, which includes:
  • looking at suitable job listings
  • thinking about where else you might find opportunities

Please sign up for the event via this link

Non Academic CVs (14.45-16.00)

Are you considering a different career? Have you ever wondered how to translate your current postdoc skills to fit a job description?

During this interactive pop-up + session, you will:

  • Learn how your research skills can be translated to non academic roles
  • Learn how to interpret a job description and how to draw on your current skills to give evidence of your expertise
  • Look at a range of non academic jobs, discuss issues of how to give examples of leadership, client focus, customer awareness, industry, teamwork
  • Look at how to write non academic CVs and how to use a personal profile as part of your CV

Bring a copy of your own CV and any non academic job descriptions that you have seen and that may be of interest.

Please note there will be a chance to get feedback on your own CV from a PFDC Advisor and your peers, and have any questions answered.

Funder Showcase: NERC 26 July 2017, 9.30-11.00, SALC 2, South Kensington Campus

The NERC fellowship scheme provides opportunities for outstanding early-career scientists to devote their time to:

  • producing research of international importance
  • developing their research careers and research groups
  • developing into recognised science leaders

Are you curious to know a bit more about the process? Are you are planning to submit an application? This pop-up will provide guidance on how to prepare an effective application to help you maximise your chances of success. David Roberts from NERC will be running a funder showcase to present and discuss the opportunities available to Imperial postdocs.