Tag Archives: academic-career

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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Funding opportunity

See below for details of a very small pot of funding that is available for research through an organisation called Gradconsult.  It’s a new initiative and is aimed at helping researchers start to develop a track record of successful funding … Continue reading

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Academic interviews

I seem to have spent quite a bit of time recently giving practice interviews for academic jobs.  The interviews were for research staff working at this University who were applying for lecturing roles at universities across the UK. For many … Continue reading

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Academic superheroes?

I’ve had a paper sitting on my desk for a while that I’ve been meaning to read.  It’s an analysis of academic job adverts at Australian universities and asks the question ‘What do academic employers really want from the PhD … Continue reading

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Academic women in Scotland

The RSE Young Academy of Scotland have focused attention on the career paths of women in academia. Their recent publication Academic Women Now: experiences of mid-career academic women in Scotland provides an insight into the varied and career trajectories of 30 successful … Continue reading

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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

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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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