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Researcher Development : Mapping and Marketing your Skills



Education and Research


Developing yourself and your career

About this course:

This activity is for staff on R and E&R only contracts - grades E-G.

This course is delivered online and joining instructions will be circulated beforehand.

Mapping your experience, skills, competencies & attributes will enable you to write CVs and personal statements, and market yourself and answer questions effectively in interviews.

This interactive course will guide you through the process of mapping and collating the experiences you have had during your research experience to date whether as an Early Career Researcher or Postgraduate Researcher.

You will have the opportunity to identify the skills, competencies and attributes associated with these experiences and finally consider how to articulate these in both academic and beyond academic environments.

The process of mapping your experience, skills, competencies and attributes will enable you to write detailed and persuasive CVs and personal statements, and market yourself and answer questions effectively in interviews.

Learning outcomes:

As a result of attending this course, you will be able to:.

- Understand the skills, competencies and attributes you have developed through your research experience.

- Map your skills, competencies and attributes to job descriptions, and feel confident applying for jobs.

- Market and articulate your transferable skills and experience to employers.

- Make effective job applications.

Who should attend this course:

This course is recommended for Early Career Researchers and Postgraduate Researchers.


Kenneth Howgill, Employability and Carers Consultant, Researcher Development and Research Culture team.

Before the course:

Participants will receive a 'Skills Audit' for completion before attending the course.

Learning provider:

This course is administered by Researcher Development; please contact for more details.

If you register for any of our sessions, it is expected that you will attend.

If you are not able to attend please log in to the `iTrent' online system to remove your name from the relevant activity before it is due to take place.

You will be expected you to attend for the whole session and for ease of administration, attendance registers will be taken at the end of each session.

Should you need to leave a session early or you experience ongoing technical issues, please email

22/02/2024 Delivered Virtually 14:00 15:30 Free Kenneth Howgill 23

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