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Where are you now and where do you want to be in the future?

05 Nov 2019 | Professor Sally Bradley Professor Sally Bradley reveals the programme for the Advance HE Academic Career Progression Symposium next month.

I’ve already touched upon some of the challenges of academic career progression and highlighted areas for action in this blog about our symposium taking place in York on 3 December.

I can now exclusively reveal who you will meet and hear from to help guide you on your academic journey.

Whether you are just starting out and wondering how to progress, if you’re mid-career and considering your next steps, or if you are responsible for the academic career progression of others, there is something of interest for you at our symposium.  It is also a valuable opportunity to network with a range of colleagues who are wrestling with the same challenges.

How do you gain the experience to progress? Dr Fran Beaton, University of Kent, has published widely on early career development from PhD, Post Doc or vocational fields, and will open our symposium.

We will then explore how to bridge the gap from practice to academia in a workshop led by Dr Hilary Lindsay and look at researcher development with Dr Jennifer Leigh from the University of Kent and Dr Helen Carr.

Professor Paul Miller from the University of Greenwich will share his research on BAME teacher/academic progression.

Progressing careers beyond engagement with Postgraduate Certificates in learning and teaching or higher education gives Ulster University’s Dr Sarah Floyd, Dr Sue Tangney from Cardiff Metropolitan University, Professor Catherine Hayes  from the University of Sunderland and Dr Michelle Groves, Royal Academy of Dance, plenty to discuss.

Esteem for learning and teaching in universities is also an important feature in career development. This will be explored with the University of Sheffield’s Dr Simon Keegan and Andrea Cameron from Abertay University in Dundee.

The day will conclude with a call for action from Dr Colleen Harding, Head of Systemic Organisational Agility and Readiness at Bournemouth University. She will take a provocative look at accidental journeys to leadership and how we can make these more proactive for ourselves and others.

Join us to explore your career progression or help others to become more effective in planning for their own academic journey.

Professor Sally Bradley is Senior Adviser (Professional Learning and Development) at Advance HE and will facilitate the Academic Career Progression Symposium on 3 December. Find out more and book your place now

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