University of Dundee is an organisational member of Vitae, the global leader in the professional development of researchers. Vitae works with institutions striving for excellence in development and career support for research staff and students.
The has a wealth of resources and advice tailored specifically to you as a researcher, whether your ambition is to stay within or move outside academia. All our staff and students get full access to the Vitae website as part of our subscription.
Vitae is managed by CRAC, a not-for-profit organisation with 45 years’ experience in enhancing the skills and careers of researchers.
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Here are some of Vitae’s most popular resources for researchers:
- Example CVs
- PDP ROC: Online course on professional development
- Career destinations: What do researchers do?
- Researcher booklets
- Career stories from over 130 researchers
- Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF)
- Leadership development for Principal Investigators
Vitae continue to provide a programme of high quality courses for postgraduate researchers and research staff and can advise on costs, which will vary with length and type of course. More information is available at www.vitae.ac.uk/courses. There is also a range of resources developed by and for researchers, most of which are freely available through the Vitae website and which you might like to draw to the attention of your researchers.
Other Vitae resources include:
- A dedicated researchers' portal with information, news and opportunities (www.vitae.ac.uk/researchers)
- Labour market and careers information, including surveys and research www.vitae.ac.uk/lmi
- Resources on managing a career within or outside academia www.vitae.ac.uk/careers
- Information and advice for supervisors and principal investigators www.vitae.ac.uk/pi
- Career stories and statistics on employment destinations www.vitae.ac.uk/wdrd
- Researcher booklets on creativity, work-life balance, public engagement, information literacy, leadership and career management www.vitae.ac.uk/researcherbooklets