Workshop Understand the academic political system: Monday November 8th 2010

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The Female Faculty Network Twente is inviting you to the workshop:

‘Understand the academic political system’

by Sara Shinton

on Monday 8 November, from 13.00 till 17.00 hrs.

in building De Broeierd

Why do some people succeed in academia, whilst others (who appear to do everything right) fail or falter? What do you need to do to have an impact as a researcher and who do you need to impress? What is academic esteem and how do you develop it alongside knowledge and research skills?

This workshop looks at the true nature of success and offers advice on what you can do to maximise your impact, visibility and chances of progression in the academic community.

Objectives of course:
Understand the academic political system
Identify academic esteem factors

One week before the workshop the participants will receive some homework to prepare before coming to the workshop in order to have the maximum of benefit from it.

Workshop leader: Dr Sara Shinton runs a consultancy ( www.shintonconsulting.com ) which aims to improve the career awareness and employability of academic researchers. She works with universities, professional bodies and organisations in the UK and across Europe delivering workshops, courses and career surgeries. With a background in academic research (Physical Chemistry), careers guidance and academic development, her main interests include supporting the career management of post-doctoral researchers, working with women and minority groups on career development, focusing on areas including personal impact, strategic planning and networking. She writes regularly on a range of topics, is the author of "What Do PhDs Do?" and has delivered workshops on a range of career development topics at the NWO TalentDays and TalentClasses since 2004.

Please reply if you want to join this workshop by sending an e-mail to: FFNT@utwente.nl

Kind regards on behalf of the Female Faculty Network Twente (FFNT),

Liudvika Leisyte, Chair

FFNT aims to support the professional development of women in academia and to provide a network for sharing and exchanging experience. It develops workshops and lectures especially for women and also organises activities aimed at women jointly with PA&O (whose activities are otherwise gender neutral).