Communication Skills in Academia and Career Development

Communication Skills in Academia and Career Development

When pursuing an academic career it is difficult to gain a permanent job immediately after completing a PhD. Successful academics need to possess a wide variety of skills for their careers including writing, lecturing, publishing, collaborating, networking, presentation skills, resilience and time management. Academics aim to have their articles published in high-quality journals. They also actively engage with other academics in collaborative work and conferences. A typical day in an academic role is quite varied and includes teaching in lectures and seminars; marking and assessing work; writing up research and publishing the findings; applying for research grants; analysing data and preparing reports; presenting work at conferences and seminars; and administrative work. This course will offer guidance about:

• Applying for academic jobs
• Conferences and networking
• Navigating the academic job market
• Career building and presenting yourself
• Academic CVs and your job application portfolio
• Applying for research grants, funding and awards
 

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