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Here you can find a list of upcoming courses developed by the Career Centre. These courses are included in UiB's course calendar and on our websites and will be continually updated.

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In 2022 the Career Centre will launch a portfolio of bespoke training courses for early stage researchers. 

Further information about the times and location will be posted on UiB Ferd's website, the UiB calendar and in our newsletter

Careers and career awereness 

Target audience: PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows 

Aim of the course: increase understanding of the concepts of careers and career awareness, reflect on your own career opportunities and identify personal motivational factors. Schein's Careers Anchors will also be used for identifying your own preferences.

Language: English 

Duration: 3 hours

How to sell your skills to a non-academic audience

Target audience: PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows 

Aim of the course: to provide an introduction to the concept of translator competence — how to make external audiences understand what competence UIB candidates possess. Contribute towards better mastery when writing CVs, interview situations, self-presentation/pitching and applying for jobs, etc. 

Language: English

Duration: 3 hours

Research Group Management

Target audience: postdoctoral fellows, researchers and associate professors 

Aim of the course: good management is a prerequisite for well-functioning research groups. This course covers a wide perspective ranging from the general principles of management to top topics which include focusing on the critical start-up phase, research management and the strategic and long-term development of research circles. 

This course is open to those who are new to the role of research group manager, but also those who have 1-3 years of experience in the role. 

Language: English

Duration: 3 x 1 day

How to develop a non-academic CV

Target audience: PhD candidates, postdoctoral fellows and researchers  

Aim of the course: provide an introduction on how to create a good CV using examples and focus on how recipients read these kinds of documents. 

Language: English

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How to improve your academic writing and presentation skills

Target audience: PhD candidates, postdoctoral fellows, researchers and associate professors 

Aim of the course: to provide participants with knowledge and skills relating to academic writing and presentations in English that enable them to communicate easily, but elegantly, in an academic context. 

Languagge: English 

Self-management and time management

Target audience: PhD candidates, postdoctoral fellows, researchers and associate professors 

Aim of the course: to provide information on how to develop healthy work habits that can help us to manage our own time, and not least our feelings about time, our motivation and our focus. Tips will also be provided about specific tools that can support us in our development of good habits. 

Language: English

Registration (deadline for registration: 26.04.2022, 12.00)