Tag Archives: academic-career

Careers Events on Campus

There are lots of exiting careers events being held on campus this semester which could help you to explore career options, make contacts and plan ahead. A full programme can be found on MyCareerHub; however, I wanted to highlight a few to … Continue reading

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Managing conferences

If you haven’t come across it already, you may want to have a look at the series of posts on The Guardian Higher Education Network on academic conferences.  There’s a lot of good advice, some of it light-hearted, both on … 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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Research Impact & Public Engagement for Career Success

Research impact and public engagement are important parts of the portfolio of experience you should be building if you would like to have a career in academic research. jobs.ac.uk is holding a FREE 60-minute live video event via a Google+ … Continue reading

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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

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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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Making applications; know your sector

I’m currently planning a session on getting the first lecturing job for research staff and a couple of things popped into my head while walking to work this morning that I thought may be useful to share (but this isn’t … Continue reading

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Academic Careers in Europe

We post every so often in this blog on academic careers as it’s a topic of interest to many PhD students.  Although we usually focus on the UK context we are aware that academic careers are global.  So you may … Continue reading

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Calling all Willing Bloggers and Viva Survivors!

A group organised by postgraduate research students in Literatures, Languages and Culture (LLC) are introducing a blog series on surviving a PhD and the Viva.  They are interested in finding doctoral students in the Humanities who are post-viva and who … Continue reading

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Getting the First Lecturing Job

I’ve mentioned this before but the full report of the survey ‘Getting the First Lecturing Job’ is finally available.  You can find it on the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) website The report details the findings from a … Continue reading

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