Monthly Archives: March 2015

Innovation Initiative Grants

Innovation Initiative Grants (IIGs) offer up to £5ooo to support new initiatives in teaching, research and student support. They are financed by alumni of the University, via donations to the Edinburgh Fund, and are open to permanent members of staff and … Continue reading

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Data science as a career

Big data  is a term we’re all hearing a lot lately.  There are many reports saying that more skilled people are needed to work in roles related to analysing and using this data; you can see a recent article here … Continue reading

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Leaving academia? Now what?

A colleague at another University pointed out an article on leaving academia for those with a PhD in science.  The focus is on reframing your thoughts on what the PhD is for and on what it means to leave academia … Continue reading

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What do Edinburgh PhD graduates do?

Some good news!  You can now gain access to survey data collected on 2012/13 PhD graduates via the Careers Service website. Edinburgh graduate destinations survey reports The data, gathered as part of the annual Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education Survey (DLHE), … Continue reading

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A Career in Life Sciences

A Career in Life Sciences is being organised by the Careers Service and Edinburgh Bioquarter.  This is a great opportunity to explore some of the career paths available in the life sciences sector. You will hear first-hand the experiences and … Continue reading

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