A Chair in 10 Years

Audience: Early-career academics (“future leaders”). Participants must have completed their PhD and be in post. The first instantiation of this Workshop is aimed at women only. There will be future instantiations open to all. 

Purpose: Networking for those at a similar career stage.

Venue: University of Sheffield

Date: Thursday 13 December 2018

Cost: 50 pounds

To book: https://cphc-chair-in-10-years-dec18.eventbrite.co.uk. The deadline for ticket sales is midday on Thursday 6 December, but spaces are limited to 20 participants so early booking is recommended.

This workshop looks at some of the issues for those aiming to develop a career in academia. It is designed for post-doctoral staff and staff in the early years of their careers. The outcome should be a clearer understanding of how promotional procedures operate, and the start of an action plan to achieve longer term career goals.
Ambition to succeed is great; aspiration, dedication and enthusiasm are great. Progress is undoubtedly helped by an agenda, plans, a strategy and objectives. The point of these workshops is to help colleagues move to practical issues that can assist in career management.

Before the Event
Participants must submit in advance:

  • a brief biography (PhD details, where employed, how long employed);
  • their institutions’ promotion criteria;
  • a one-page grant proposal. This should cover all the essential aspects of an EPSRC New investigator Award (or equivalent), on one side of A4.

CPHC Workshop dates announced

This year CPHC are offering workshops on themes of interest to the
membership. The intention is to run each workshop several times, in
different parts of the country. If you are interested to host one,
please get in touch.

The first two workshops are “A Chair in 10 Years”, focussed on career
planning and networking for early-career colleagues, and “North of 300:
Dealing with Significant Growth”, focussed on sharing approaches and
practices in response to greatly increased student numbers.

There is a cost-covering charge of £50 per head.

Further details may be found here – please pass these on to appropriate

For ‘A Chair in 10 Years’ at the University of Sheffield on Thursday 13 December 2018, please book here.

For ‘North of 300 – Dealing with Significant Growth’ at Queen Mary University of London on Friday 25 January 2019, please book here.


ICT equality, diversity and inclusion action plan published

Members may be aware that CPHC has been working with EPSRC, BCS, the IET, UKCRC and TechWorks in commissioning a study from the Employment Research Institute at Edinburgh Napier University ‘Taking action to promote equality, diversity and inclusion across ICT’.  The diversity study and Action Plan have now been published on the EPSRC website: