Networking is an essential skill for furthering your career. This training session will cover both strategic and practical aspects to help PLATO ESRs build and maintain a professional network.


Whether you plan to enter the academic world, the business world or other sectors beyond academia, networking is an essential skill for furthering your career. Your network could be future colleagues, supervisors, collaborators or recruiters. If you’re someone who doesn't like meeting new people or hates the idea of ‘selling yourself’, there are some easy things you can do to start networking in a genuine way.

The training will help you to:

  • Gain a greater understanding of the importance and value of collaboration and networking
  • Introduce your research in an engaging manner
  • Consider where networking is taking place and make potential collaborative links


The training was given as part of How to be an effective and collaborative researcher (TM3-1) (pdf) at the  PLATO PhD school 1 in Berlin.


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Daniela Bultoc, Doctoral Skills Development Programme Manager

Daniela is a highly regarded and experienced Skills Trainer and Coach who has gained national recognition in the UK Times Higher Education Awards for three consecutive years for outstanding support for researchers.


Published Nov. 19, 2019 5:36 PM - Last modified Nov. 19, 2019 5:42 PM