Academic networking in the 21st century – A two-part interactive programme on 03 & 10 May

Are you getting ready to apply for your first faculty position?  Start your first academic job?  Attend a conference?  Teach a new course?   Would you like to find collaborators for projects?  Get ideas for career planning?  Feel more connected with peers in your field or local university community?  Have a clearer sense of career purpose?  The (short and sweet) Sussex Networking Programme has got you covered.

You’ve probably heard that networking is important. Yet, the purpose and skills of networking are not often explained or taught.  In a fun, casual 2-part programme (in person, then online) we’ll cover what networking is and what it can be, and how to make networking work for you.  Among other topics, we’ll cover how to: plan for networking activities, make introductions, talk to strangers, keep track of new new names, and manage long-term connections. We’ll also touch on making networking more inclusive and adapted to a hybrid world. No twittering required!  But biscuits, cake, fruit, and tea/coffee will be in abundance for the first session which will be in-person.  

WEDNESDAY 3 MAY, in person (Room 115, Jubilee building), 2:30 – 3:30pm

WEDNESDAY 10 MAY, online, 2:30 – 3:30pm

To book your place please follow this link:

Booking is required for this free event; we’d be delighted to see you for both sessions but single-session attendance is possible. 

Karen Patterson