Vitae Panel Discussion: Might increasing expectations limit the intrinsic attributes derived from a research degree?

Vitae Panel Discussion: Might increasing expectations limit the intrinsic attributes derived from a research degree?

Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2014: panel speaker

“This workshop aims to consider the juxtaposition between the increasing demands on time, research outputs and broader skills development with some of the core elements that make doctoral graduates stand out. There will be a short presentation highlighting the increasing expectations of gaining a doctoral qualification. This will be followed by a panel discussion to consider how these changes might be impacting on the characteristics of the doctoral graduate. The discussion will then be taken on to consider appropriate methods to analyse the changes that have taken place and what is an optimum for structured interventions in development as compared to a more organic form of professional development intrinsic to the research process.”

Speakers:

Panel moderator:

Dr Richy Hetherington– Postgraduate Skills Development Co-ordinator, Newcastle University

Panellists:

Rhys Anderson, MPhil student and 3 Minute Thesis finalist, Newcastle University

Prof David Bogle, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Head of UCL Graduate School, University College London

Dr Iain Cameron, Head of Research Careers and Diversity, Research Councils UK

Julie Gould–  Naturejobs Web and Advertorial Editor, Naturejobs

Dr Brooke Storer-Church,– Higher Education Policy Advisor (Postgraduate Policy), HEFCE

Read more about the purpose and outcomes of this discussion on the Vitae conference website.