Category Archives: PhD experience

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

Posted in Occupations, PhD experience | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Academic career journeys

The Careers Service and the Institute for Academic Development (IAD) have just launched a new resource to showcase the academic career journey from PhD student to group leader or head of institute. You’ll find it really useful to look at … Continue reading

Posted in Career planning, PhD experience | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Opportunity, PhD experience | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Opportunity, PhD experience, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Conference – Research in the 21st Century: Data, Analytics and Impact

A number of free, sponsored tickets are available for a research conference being held at the University of Edinburgh Business School on 19 June. The conference will focus on changes and developments in research communication in academia and how this affects research careers. Talks … Continue reading

Posted in PhD experience | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Career event, Career planning, Occupations, PhD experience, The worth of a PhD | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Employ.ed for PhDs – Part-time jobs 6 hours/week

If you’d like part-time paid project work, while working towards your PhD, you may be interested in opportunities being offered through the Careers Service initiative Employ.ed for PhDs. In line with recommendations from the University and major funding bodies, these … Continue reading

Posted in Job vacancies, PhD experience | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment