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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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Business insights and experience

I talk to many PhD students about what they are going to do when they finish their PhD.  Many of them have had limited experience outside the academic field and are a little bewildered by the world of ‘business’.  What … Continue reading

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Chemical Sciences Research in Scotland

– you’re Simply the Best……   …..Better than All the Rest….(well most of them anyway).   One of my colleagues, Deborah Fowlis, writes a blog for chemistry students at the University of Edinburgh.  She recently posted on chemical sciences research … Continue reading

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Careers in….management consultancy

I’ve chosen to begin my series of careers in… with management consulting as there are many similarities between the skill set of a management consultant and those of an academic researcher.  I have also known over the years a number … Continue reading

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Commercial awareness: what is it, do you have it and why should you care?

While running a workshop with research staff last week I was reminded again of the study on employers views of researchers which I’ve mentioned previously on this blog.  When employers were asked about the type of skills they thought researchers … Continue reading

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Biotech networking event

We’ve been notified that a Glasgow chapter of the Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable (OBR) has been set up.   OBR is a networking platform for academia and industry in the field of Science, Business and Law (for more information, see http://www.oxbridgebiotech.com/ ).  … Continue reading

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