Too Late to Change Direction? For research students and research staff

Of course not! It’s never too late for a career change… But perhaps you are wondering “Is this right for me? And if so, how do I start the process or make more effective steps forward?”

In this workshop we will apply a design approach to integrating your career thinking with your life aspirations. You will learn from your experiences in academic research, consider your ‘workview’ and ‘lifeview’ to find the intersections, and practice ways of moving forward with some potential plans. We will use visual methods to explore options for the coming five years, and learn strategies for narrowing down your options. These include an evidence-informed framework for assessing a potential career move and some practical strategies to assist decision-making.

We will also discuss the possibility of combining aspects of academia with another role, and how to find any elements you love about academic life in other sectors or roles.