Category Archives: Career planning

Academic careers: Insights from the Principal Investigator Role

I was at a conference last week on ‘Supporting the transitions of research students and staff’.  One of the speakers was Professor James Cunningham from the Newcastle Business School at the University of Northumbria.  He talked about the research he, … Continue reading

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Careers Events on Campus

There are lots of exiting careers events being held on campus this semester which could help you to explore career options, make contacts and plan ahead. A full programme can be found on MyCareerHub; however, I wanted to highlight a few to … Continue reading

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Managing conferences

If you haven’t come across it already, you may want to have a look at the series of posts on The Guardian Higher Education Network on academic conferences.  There’s a lot of good advice, some of it light-hearted, both on … Continue reading

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What sort of academic career do you want?

Some of you may already read articles on The Guardian Higher Education Network but one caught my eye today that I thought I’d mention.  It was part of the anonymous academic series and was about the benefits of working as … Continue reading

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PhD Horizons: A Careers Conference for PhD Students

I hope that you have already seen our previous blog on the exciting new campus event for PhD students which is being held at Appleton Tower on Thursday 4 June.  There are now just a few places left if you have not … 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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Social Research – Careers seminar

The Social Research Association Scotland and Edinburgh University’s Careers Service have organised an evening event for anyone interested in a career in social research. Researchers from universities, the Scottish Government and the private sector will describe their career progression and take … Continue reading

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Careers in the Environment

  If you’re interested in a Career in the Environment, here’s an opportunity for you to meet professionals working across the environmental sector and to discuss how they have built their careers. When: Thu 12 Feb 2015, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Where: Swann Lecture Theatre – … Continue reading

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Academic Careers in Europe

We post every so often in this blog on academic careers as it’s a topic of interest to many PhD students.  Although we usually focus on the UK context we are aware that academic careers are global.  So you may … Continue reading

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