Postgraduate Futures 2011: "Be What’s Next"

by Tahira Majothi on June 25, 2011

“Be what’s next!” That bold statement is attributed to Jas Dhaliwal, Head of Communities at AVG and one of our Keynote Speakers at this year’s Postgraduate Futures: Career Management in the Digital Age. Needless to say our keynote speakers (Jas, along with Chris Harrison, Director of Research and Innovation at Salford, Helen Keegan, Senior Lecturer in Interactive Media, and Cameron […]


Well folks it’s time to unveil details of our annual Careers Conference, Postgraduate Futures 2011, which takes place on 21st June. The conference is open to all our University of Salford Postgraduates (Research and Taught). This year we are focusing on how to better manage your research and career in the age of digital technologies and […]

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Employers want it all

by Fiona Christie on December 17, 2010

At a recent Council for Industry and Higher Education (CIHE) conference, a major theme emerged; employers are moving away from the language of skills to the language of “expertise” which represents a blend of skills, attributes, qualities, knowledge, and experience. Something to bear in mind if you are job-hunting…pretty daunting really but a reality we […]


The Human Rights Act: Ten Years On Conference

by Tahira Majothi on April 30, 2010

Ten Years On: A Multi-perspective Evaluation of the Human Rights Act (1998) runs 4-5 June 2010 at the University of Salford Law School, tickets are now available. I remember attending a briefing on the Human Rights Act (HRA) in a previous role at Manchester Citizens Advice Bureau. The Act was seen as a beacon to […]


Researcher Futures conference in Lancaster

by Fiona Christie on February 12, 2009

Vitae are organising a free conference primarily aimed at early career researchers at Lancaster University on Friday 3rd April 2009. There are a limited number of places for research students and having looked at the programme I think if you want to go to an event that looks at managing a successful academic career as well […]

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Going to external conferences and training

by Fiona Christie on February 9, 2009

Inevitably as part of your PhD you will have to attend conferences. It’s all part of understanding what’s going on in your research field both nationally and internationally. Your supervisor should be able to tell you which conferences you should be going to and you should try and plan these into your schedule. It is […]


Calling women scientists, engineers and technologists

by Fiona Christie on January 26, 2009

Are you in a minority as a woman in science, engineering or technology? Would you like to network with other women in a similar situation to yourself? The UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology is doing a lot to support women who want to develop their careers effectively. They organise range […]


University business cards

by Fiona Christie on November 20, 2008

I have been asked by some PhD students about whether you are allowed to have Salford University business cards for use at conferences for networking etc. I have checked this and you are allowed to have business cards. It is a good idea to have your own business card as it does present a professional […]

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