Category Archives: Skills development

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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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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Resilience in career management

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.   Winston Churchill I’ve been thinking about resilience lately.  It’s cropped up in things I’ve been reading and in some conversations so I thought I’d share a few reflections. … Continue reading

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Understanding yourself and working more effectively

It’s the start of a new academic year.  Some continuing PhD students may not notice the difference as research continues over the summer vacation period, although if you’re involved in teaching you’ll be starting to juggle that alongside your research.  … Continue reading

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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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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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CareerConfident16 – Transitioning from student to professional

CareerConfident16 is a week long programme of events designed to help University of Edinburgh students to manage the transition from student to professional smoothly. Events will take place during the week beginning Monday 18th  January. Employers are increasingly looking for … Continue reading

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