Category Archives: Occupations

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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‘Postdoctoral Careers Beyond Academia’

Originally posted on SGSAH Blog:
Since I’m free of D.H. Lawrence (for now!) I’ve got a wee bit more free time on my hands to take part if real life, as well as attending more PhD-related events. So last Thursday I…

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PhD Horizons: A Careers Conference for PhD Students

PhD Horizons is a one-day conference, on Thursday 2 June 2016, dedicated to showcasing the breadth of career opportunities open to PhD graduates at the University of Edinburgh. We look forward to welcoming thirty inspiring speakers, from a wide range of … Continue reading

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Civil Service Fast Stream – Insider Event

Fast track government career opportunties provided through the Civil Service Fast Stream have often been of interest to research students at Edinburgh. This can provide a route into government research, policy or advisory roles. If you’d like to find out … Continue reading

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Careers in Consulting

PhD graduates are often looking for a career that combines using their skills in problem solving, research and analysis, writing, and more; where they will be challenged; and where the work is project based and varied.  Consulting is one area … 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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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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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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