Category Archives: Opportunity

Small research grants

Gradconsult is running their microgrants programme for the second year.  Applications are invited for small grants (the total pot of money available is £2,000) from researchers to support their research. The aim of these microgrants is to help researchers to … Continue reading

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PhD Internships – closing soon

If you are interested in gaining some work experience (in addition to teaching) in the University during your PhD then we currently have 3 Employ.ed for PhD internship opportunities that are closing soon.  Have a look at the job descriptions on … 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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Work Experience in Europe

See below some information from the International Office about funding that could be used to spend time working at a research institute or university in Europe. Are you keen to gain work experience in an academic setting? Would you like … Continue reading

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Volunteers wanted for a new community engagement project

Today’s post is from Dr Ben Fletcher-Watson who is a Student Community Engagement Development Officer here at the University of Edinburgh. Research students looking to gain experience in public engagement are encouraged to apply for a new project which links … 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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Global Leader Experience

University of Edinburgh students are invited to take part in an exciting Global Leader Experience (GLE) programme which will run from 16 – 19 February 2016. One hundred University of Edinburgh students from at least 25 nationalities will work together … Continue reading

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Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Summer Programme 2016

We have received  information from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science about their summer research programme. This is open to research students who hold a UK passport. If interested read on … The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), … Continue reading

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Placements in India for bioscience PhD students

We received this information on funded placements in an Indian research institution for bioscience PhD students.  If you are interested read on….     From the British Council:- We are now taking applications from UK PhD students to undertake a … Continue reading

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The Edinburgh Graduate Recruitment Fair

The annual Edinburgh Graduate Recruitment Fair will be held on Tuesday 26th May. This offers a great opportunity to explore your options. The event will be attended by around 60 exhibitors who are keen to recruit Edinburgh students & graduates for opportunities into summer 2015 and … Continue reading

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