Monthly Archives: October 2012

Meet the employers

There are a lot of employers about campus at the moment, all wanting to talk to University of Edinburgh students.  Traditionally, this ‘milkround’ activity has been directed at students studying for an undergraduate degree but graduate employers are increasingly aware … Continue reading

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An academic career

If you are considering continuing on an academic career trajectory then it’s never too early to start planning your job search and application strategy.  The Careers  Service is running a workshop for PhD students in the College of Humanities and … Continue reading

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Toshiba Fellowship Programme

Just a short post this time to alert anyone coming to the end of a PhD in science, computing, or maths to the Toshiba Fellowship Programme. These fellowships have been going for around 25 years and offer PhD qualified researchers … Continue reading

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Opportunities for researchers

It’s a commonly held view that University Careers Service vacancy boards will not advertise anything of interest to PhD students.  Whilst it’s true that you will not find many academic jobs (for those you need to keep an eye on … Continue reading

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Women in Science

While I was on holiday last week (researching the effect of tides on sandcastle structures on the Northumberland coast!) I missed Ada Lovelace Day.  For those of you who may also have missed it, this is an annual event which … Continue reading

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What’s the use?

I was reading an interesting article in Times Higher Education today by Nigel Tubbs, professor of philosophical and educational thought, University of Winchester.  In it he says: Is it really the case that employers recruiting for generalist graduate jobs seek … Continue reading

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FUNDING CALL: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Japan for Foreign Researchers

For those of you nearing the end of your PhD and who have the desire to see a bit of the world,  you may be interested in the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign … Continue reading

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If you’ve just found us welcome to the new research student careers blog.  My name is Sharon Maguire and I’m a careers adviser who works with research students and staff. My colleagues in the Careers Service are forever sending me … Continue reading

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