for Excellence in Preparing for Academic Practice:
The Centre is based at the Oxford Learning Institute, and is
funded by HEFCE to support postgraduate research students and
postdoctoral researchers who wish to develop academic careers.
It undertakes research on the changing nature of ‘academic
practice’ and also provides a range of practical activities
and tools to support aspiring and early career academics in
all aspects of their career development – research, teaching,
and other dimensions of academic life (such as administration
Arts and Humanities: http://www.intute.ac.uk/artsandhumanities/
Intute is jointly funded by the AHRC and JISC. It is a free
online service providing you with access to the best Web resources
for education and research, selected and evaluated by a network
of subject specialists. It also provides tools and events to
enable students and academics to make the most of these academic
resources; and personalised functions such as an ‘alerts’
service for new resources.
‘Beyond the PhD’: http://www.beyondthephd.co.uk/
An online career resource tailored specifically for arts and
humanities PhD researchers, which has been developed by the
Centre for Career Management Skills at the University of Reading.
Beyond the PhD brings together audio interviews, video discussions
and articles aimed at making visible what happens to postgraduate
researchers after they graduate.
Vitae (formerly UK GRAD): http://www.vitae.ac.uk/
Vitae is funded by Research Councils UK to support the personal,
professional and career development of doctoral researchers
and research staff in higher education institutions and research
institutes. Their activities include a range of events, publications
and resources designed to support research students and early
HE institutions provide dedicated support to research students
and early career academics. Individual HEIs structure this support
differently – at least some such support is likely to be
provided by central departments such as the research support office
or academic / staff / educational development unit; additional
support may also be available at school or faculty level.
subject associations and learned societies also provide support
to new and aspiring academics.