Author Archives: researchstudentcareers

Interviews

The Guardian gives some good advice on performing well at interviews in the piece linked below.  It’s relevant whatever type of job you’re applying for as all employers want to know that you’ll be a good fit for their organisation … Continue reading

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PhD Student Internships

We are now advertising a couple of internships open to PhD students only.  These are a great opportunity to get some part-time experience working in a different role at the University while continuing with your PhD research.  You’ll find details … Continue reading

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Making career decisions; lessons from PhD graduates

It was our PhD Horizons Careers Conference last week.  We had 33 speakers talking about their career journey after their PhD and demonstrating how many career areas could be possible once you complete your PhD.  I chaired 5 out of … Continue reading

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Find out more about publishing

We’ve been notified of an event on publishing at the end of June that you may be interested in.  There are free places available for PhD students.  Have a look at the details below if you think you may be … Continue reading

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Using Careers Service Events Effectively

I met a PhD student recently who had been at a Careers Service event last month on ‘Working in Policy’.  The student said it was one of the best things she’d been to at the university.  Obviously that’s nice feedback … Continue reading

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Funding opportunity

See below for details of a very small pot of funding that is available for research through an organisation called Gradconsult.  It’s a new initiative and is aimed at helping researchers start to develop a track record of successful funding … Continue reading

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Research careers outside academia (more humanities & social science focussed)

I went to an event recently on research careers outside academia.  There were 13 different speakers working in the Civil Service, local government, Think Tanks, parliament, commercial organisations, and the charity sector.  Some points of interest. Only 3 out of … Continue reading

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