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Recap: @RiAus ECR Network Events on #ECRchat

These events are brought to you by RiAus (@RiAus) an Adelaide-based series of ECR-specific events, covering professional development and career topics specifically for early career researchers.

The first set of videos are from the ECR Network’s Grant Writing Workshop and are well worth a watch for all budding granting writing stars!

ECR Network Grant Writing Workshop Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG6RwGAvvbQ

ECR Network Grant Writing Workshop Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6UopHi2Y8k

ECR Network Grant Writing Workshop Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5p22rDRMY0

The final video comes from the ECR Network event on Understanding The Political Framework For Research

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9Y65of81OI

You can find out more about these and other ECR Network events on their webpage, including how to attend the events in person (if you are lucky enough to be within travelling distance of Adelaide).

The next ECR Network event will be held on 30th October on research independence. Tickets are still available, or catch the live stream on Twitter at #ECRchat

Posted in Collegiality, Coming up, Support and healthy working

Coming Up: #ECRchat on ‘Publishing for ECRs’, 12 June 2014

The next live chat is Thursday 12 June at 11:00-12:00 in the UK (GMT), 12:00-13:00 in Europe (CET), 20:00 in Sydney (AEST). This chat will be hosted by Dr Claire Evans (@bookworm_29).

‘Publishing’ regularly crops up in #ECRchats so I thought it might be useful to have a chat dedicated entirely to this topic.

Issues up for discussion include:

  • Publishing during or after a PhD: Advantages and disadvantages
  • The publishing process
  • How to select a journal?
  • What are editors/reviewers looking for?
  • How long does the process take?
  • What is open access and will it affect me?
  • Things you wish you knew before you published & things you would still like to know

However, do come along with your own questions, as well as experience, and as always through discussion on the #ECR network we can hopefully find some answers and advice!

Look forward to chatting with you all 🙂

Claire

Posted in Professional development and Identity, Recap, Support and healthy working

Recap: Communicating science to the public and media, #ECRchat and @RiAus, 1 May 2014

For this event we teamed up with ECR Network by RiAus (@RiAus) an Adelaide-based series of ECR-specific events, covering professional development and career topics specifically for early career researchers.

Professional science communicators from RiAus and the Australian Science Media Centre reveal why it is important for researchers and research leaders especially, to engage the public and the media. How can you use public engagement and the media to benefit your career, and how do you best engage them? Professor Corey Bradshaw from University of Adelaide gives the researcher’s perspective and how his public engagement assisted his career progression. Be recognised as the expert.

You can watch the live discussion here:

Part 1

Part 2

 

Posted in Collegiality, Coming up, Support and healthy working

Coming Up: ECR chat on ‘Building and maintaining networks’, 29 May 2014

The next live chat is Thursday 29 May at 20:00-21:00 in the UK (BST), 21:00-22:00 in Europe (CEST), 15:00 New York (EDT), which is Friday 07:00-08:00 in New Zealand (NZST).

Building and Maintaining Networks

In the current research environment, it seems that “who you know” is becoming as important as “what you know.” Those special opportunities that might make the difference between a successful and an unsuccessful job or funding application are often only accessible through networks. Networks are also very important for less material forms of support, too, and for finding out about the unwritten rules of research and academia. In this week’s ECR chat we’ll be discussing building, managing and maintaining networks.

Host Biography

By day, Dr Lizzie Towl assists PhD students with their professional development and research skills at Victoria University of Wellington, NZ; by night, she conducts research into Middle English literature and manuscripts. She aims to swap the two occupations around someday soon.

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#ECRchat tweetup details

Thanks to those of you who responded to our polls about a possible tweet up for UK ECRchat folks.

The results were overwhelmingly for a Saturday meet in London.  So…

ECRchat Tweetup: Saturday 17th May, 1pm onwards. Somewhere in London, specific venue yet to be decided (suggestions welcome).

We understand that there will be people who can’t make this time/place/date and we hope to have another tweetup in a different city sometime in the future.