Course Detail

RS440 - Networking and Promoting Yourself

Audience: Postdoctoral research staff only.

This day-long workshop will cover a range of skills that will help you raise your profile, and build the networks that can help you succeed, whether your career aims are in academia or beyond it. During this workshop you will get the opportunity to network with researchers from other London HEIs.


keywords: networking, research profile, career profile

*PhD students will generally not be admitted to this workshop without prior approval. Contact Dr Rui Martins ( to make your case for attending if you think you might benefit from this workshop.


By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Have improved confidence when talking about themselves, their research and career goals
  • Have greater confidence in approaching other (potentially more senior) academics
  • Have drafted an "elevator pitch" about their research and practised it amongst your peers
  • Have scrutinised their current research network, and thought about how they might expand it in a manner that is independent of that of their current supervisor/mentor
  • Have thought about the sorts of contacts they might want to add to their network in order to help them transition out of academia, if they are planning to leave the sector.

Provided by: QMUL


Date: Wednesday 29 May 2019

Venue: Graduate Centre 2.01, Graduate Centre, Mile End

Time: 09:30 - 16:00


  • Dr S Cross
Steve is a public engagement and communication consultant, trainer and strategist. He has been a lab scientist, a museum curator, an informal educator and was Head of Public Engagement at UCL for seven years. He now works with university researchers, communicators and professionals from a wide variety of fields, helping them develop their skills and to develop new projects.
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