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October 2022

Tue 4
Postdocs: Networking and Profile Building for Researchers (1 of 6) [Full] 10:30 - 12:00 Online / Webinar

This practical course on networking and research profile building offers participants the opportunity to learn effective tools for successfully growing and nurturing their networks and to put their skills into practice with researchers from other universities, as well as with a number of other guest professionals.

The six sessions (running in pairs on Tuesdays between 4th and 18th October) were designed to be complementary and are meant to be attended as a series. Visit this website for further details about the six sessions:

  • Session 1: Introduction to the principles of networking
  • Session 2: Building confidence to network and taking first steps
  • Session 3: Networking session hosted on Kumospace
  • Session 4: Collaboration & partnering
  • Session 5: Social media for networking (Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • Session 6: Wrap-up and guest speaker (new!)

This course was created as a collaboration between Queen’s University Belfast, Queen Mary University London, University of Cambridge, King’s College London, University of Nottingham, Imperial College London, University of Glasgow and University of Cardiff and postdocs will have the opportunity to network with early career researchers from across these institutions.

Registration closes on 18th September 2022.

Postdocs: Networking and Profile Building for Researchers (2 of 6) [Full] 13:00 - 14:30 Online / Webinar

This practical course on networking and research profile building offers participants the opportunity to learn effective tools for successfully growing and nurturing their networks and to put their skills into practice with researchers from other universities, as well as with a number of other guest professionals.

The six sessions (running in pairs on Tuesdays between 4th and 18th October) were designed to be complementary and are meant to be attended as a series. Visit this website for further details about the six sessions:

  • Session 1: Introduction to the principles of networking
  • Session 2: Building confidence to network and taking first steps
  • Session 3: Networking session hosted on Kumospace
  • Session 4: Collaboration & partnering
  • Session 5: Social media for networking (Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • Session 6: Wrap-up and guest speaker (new!)

This course was created as a collaboration between Queen’s University Belfast, Queen Mary University London, University of Cambridge, King’s College London, University of Nottingham, Imperial College London, University of Glasgow and University of Cardiff and postdocs will have the opportunity to network with early career researchers from across these institutions.

Registration closes on 18th September 2022.

Tue 11
Postdocs: Networking and Profile Building for Researchers (3 of 6) [Full] 10:30 - 12:00 Online / Webinar

This practical course on networking and research profile building offers participants the opportunity to learn effective tools for successfully growing and nurturing their networks and to put their skills into practice with researchers from other universities, as well as with a number of other guest professionals.

The six sessions (running in pairs on Tuesdays between 4th and 18th October) were designed to be complementary and are meant to be attended as a series. Visit this website for further details about the six sessions:

  • Session 1: Introduction to the principles of networking
  • Session 2: Building confidence to network and taking first steps
  • Session 3: Networking session hosted on Kumospace
  • Session 4: Collaboration & partnering
  • Session 5: Social media for networking (Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • Session 6: Wrap-up and guest speaker (new!)

This course was created as a collaboration between Queen’s University Belfast, Queen Mary University London, University of Cambridge, King’s College London, University of Nottingham, Imperial College London, University of Glasgow and University of Cardiff and postdocs will have the opportunity to network with early career researchers from across these institutions.

Registration closes on 18th September 2022.

Postdocs: Networking and Profile Building for Researchers (4 of 6) [Full] 13:00 - 14:30 Online / Webinar

This practical course on networking and research profile building offers participants the opportunity to learn effective tools for successfully growing and nurturing their networks and to put their skills into practice with researchers from other universities, as well as with a number of other guest professionals.

The six sessions (running in pairs on Tuesdays between 4th and 18th October) were designed to be complementary and are meant to be attended as a series. Visit this website for further details about the six sessions:

  • Session 1: Introduction to the principles of networking
  • Session 2: Building confidence to network and taking first steps
  • Session 3: Networking session hosted on Kumospace
  • Session 4: Collaboration & partnering
  • Session 5: Social media for networking (Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • Session 6: Wrap-up and guest speaker (new!)

This course was created as a collaboration between Queen’s University Belfast, Queen Mary University London, University of Cambridge, King’s College London, University of Nottingham, Imperial College London, University of Glasgow and University of Cardiff and postdocs will have the opportunity to network with early career researchers from across these institutions.

Registration closes on 18th September 2022.

Tue 18
Pensions Explained for Postdocs [Places] 09:30 - 11:00 Postdoc Centre @ Eddington, Sanders Hall

In this session, you will learn about:

  • The State Pension system in the UK
  • Private Pensions in the UK
  • The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)

The session will be delivered by Head of Group Pensions at the University of Cambridge, and there will be ample opportunity for asking questions.

Postdocs: Networking and Profile Building for Researchers (5 of 6) [Full] 10:30 - 12:00 Online / Webinar

This practical course on networking and research profile building offers participants the opportunity to learn effective tools for successfully growing and nurturing their networks and to put their skills into practice with researchers from other universities, as well as with a number of other guest professionals.

The six sessions (running in pairs on Tuesdays between 4th and 18th October) were designed to be complementary and are meant to be attended as a series. Visit this website for further details about the six sessions:

  • Session 1: Introduction to the principles of networking
  • Session 2: Building confidence to network and taking first steps
  • Session 3: Networking session hosted on Kumospace
  • Session 4: Collaboration & partnering
  • Session 5: Social media for networking (Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • Session 6: Wrap-up and guest speaker (new!)

This course was created as a collaboration between Queen’s University Belfast, Queen Mary University London, University of Cambridge, King’s College London, University of Nottingham, Imperial College London, University of Glasgow and University of Cardiff and postdocs will have the opportunity to network with early career researchers from across these institutions.

Registration closes on 18th September 2022.

Postdocs: Networking and Profile Building for Researchers (6 of 6) [Full] 13:00 - 14:30 Online / Webinar

This practical course on networking and research profile building offers participants the opportunity to learn effective tools for successfully growing and nurturing their networks and to put their skills into practice with researchers from other universities, as well as with a number of other guest professionals.

The six sessions (running in pairs on Tuesdays between 4th and 18th October) were designed to be complementary and are meant to be attended as a series. Visit this website for further details about the six sessions:

  • Session 1: Introduction to the principles of networking
  • Session 2: Building confidence to network and taking first steps
  • Session 3: Networking session hosted on Kumospace
  • Session 4: Collaboration & partnering
  • Session 5: Social media for networking (Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • Session 6: Wrap-up and guest speaker (new!)

This course was created as a collaboration between Queen’s University Belfast, Queen Mary University London, University of Cambridge, King’s College London, University of Nottingham, Imperial College London, University of Glasgow and University of Cardiff and postdocs will have the opportunity to network with early career researchers from across these institutions.

Registration closes on 18th September 2022.

November 2022

Wed 16
Postdoc Welcome Event [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Online / Webinar

A must-attend virtual session with information tailored to postdocs in Cambridge, whether University-based or employed by Colleges or Research Institutions.

At this event, you will be given information about:

  • Your contract
  • Professional development and the Careers Service
  • How to connect to the wider postdoc community at Cambridge
  • You will also meet representatives from various University services who may be helpful to you while you are working in Cambridge.

January 2023

Tue 17
Immigration Info Session for Postdocs [Places] 14:30 - 16:30 Online / Webinar

With ever developing complexities in the UK’s immigration system, Graeme Ross, the University’s Head of Immigration for staff matters, conducts termly briefing sessions for non-UK postdocs holding UK visas. These commonly cover the ‘basic’ work visas, such as Skilled Worker and Global Talent, and how to switch into or extend these in order to remain in the UK. However additional guidance on applications for dependents and Indefinite Leave to Remain/Settlement is also covered. There will be an opportunity to ask questions about other immigration matters; not all of these may be answered on the day but would be followed up individually as needed.

February 2023

Tue 7
Postdoc Welcome Event [Places] 10:00 - 11:00 Online / Webinar

A must-attend virtual session with information tailored to postdocs in Cambridge, whether University-based or employed by Colleges or Research Institutions.

At this event, you will be given information about:

  • Your contract
  • Professional development and the Careers Service
  • How to connect to the wider postdoc community at Cambridge
  • You will also meet representatives from various University services who may be helpful to you while you are working in Cambridge.

April 2023

Thu 20
Postdoc Welcome Event [Places] 10:00 - 11:30 Postdoc Centre @ Eddington, Sanders Hall

A must-attend in-person session with information tailored to postdocs in Cambridge, whether University-based or employed by Colleges or Research Institutions.

At this event, you will be given information about:

  • Your contract
  • Professional development and the Careers Service
  • How to connect to the wider postdoc community at Cambridge
  • You will also meet representatives from various University services who may be helpful to you while you are working in Cambridge.

May 2023

Fri 12
Immigration Info Session for Postdocs [Places] 11:00 - 13:00 Online / Webinar

With ever developing complexities in the UK’s immigration system, Graeme Ross, the University’s Head of Immigration for staff matters, conducts termly briefing sessions for non-UK postdocs holding UK visas. These commonly cover the ‘basic’ work visas, such as Skilled Worker and Global Talent, and how to switch into or extend these in order to remain in the UK. However additional guidance on applications for dependents and Indefinite Leave to Remain/Settlement is also covered. There will be an opportunity to ask questions about other immigration matters; not all of these may be answered on the day but would be followed up individually as needed.

July 2023

Wed 5
Postdoc Welcome Event [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Online / Webinar

A must-attend virtual session with information tailored to postdocs in Cambridge, whether University-based or employed by Colleges or Research Institutions.

At this event, you will be given information about:

  • Your contract
  • Professional development and the Careers Service
  • How to connect to the wider postdoc community at Cambridge
  • You will also meet representatives from various University services who may be helpful to you while you are working in Cambridge.

September 2023

Wed 13
Postdoc Welcome Event [Places] 10:00 - 11:30 Postdoc Centre @ Eddington, Sanders Hall

A must-attend in-person session with information tailored to postdocs in Cambridge, whether University-based or employed by Colleges or Research Institutions.

At this event, you will be given information about:

  • Your contract
  • Professional development and the Careers Service
  • How to connect to the wider postdoc community at Cambridge
  • You will also meet representatives from various University services who may be helpful to you while you are working in Cambridge.