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Lecture and workshop series on Academic Identity Development

This lecture and workshop series on 2 September, 28 September, and 1 November 2022 focuses on ways to develop your academic identity through the dissemination of your research.

The view from the outside of the buildings where Centre for Educational Development have their offices
The workshop will take place at the Centre for Educational Development at Trøjborgvej 82-84. Foto: Michael Johansen, AU Foto

Dates: 2 September, 28 September, 1 November

Time: 13:00-15:30

Centre for Educational Development
Building 1910, room 228
Trøjborgvej 82-84
8000 Aarhus C

Registration: Sign up for the workshop here
(Registration deadline: Right up until the start of the different workshops)

Participation at all dates is not required.

Developing an Academic Identity

This lecture and workshop series focuses on ways to develop your academic identity through the dissemination of your research. This exploration will be through concrete examples and discussions with fellow participants in the workshop. A central focus throughout these meetings is on how to become a reflective academic practitioner.

In the first meeting, you will explore your current research themes and how these can be framed for different audiences. In small group discussions, you will share your ideas for writing and presenting your research and try out different presentation techniques.

The second meeting will focus on developing an academic identity and through recognition of your own skills and passions incorporate opportunities when they arise, into your academic identity.

In the final meeting, we will work on establishing and developing academic communities and how this is both a process of finding a community to talk to, as well as, how to creatively build new research communities.


The lecture and workshop series are held by visiting scholar Professor Wesley Shumar (Department of Communication, Culture and Media, Drexel University, Philadelphia) and Associate Professor Sarah Robinson (Centre for Educational Development, Aarhus University).

The lecture and workshop series will begin with a short presentation from Wesley Shumar followed by a short plenary discussion.

The workshop part will then take up the remaining time (at least an hour).


Early career researchers, including PhD candidates interested in developing an academic identity.