Tag Archives: career-options

Making career decisions; lessons from PhD graduates

It was our PhD Horizons Careers Conference last week.  We had 33 speakers talking about their career journey after their PhD and demonstrating how many career areas could be possible once you complete your PhD.  I chaired 5 out of … Continue reading

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Using Careers Service Events Effectively

I met a PhD student recently who had been at a Careers Service event last month on ‘Working in Policy’.  The student said it was one of the best things she’d been to at the university.  Obviously that’s nice feedback … Continue reading

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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

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‘Postdoctoral Careers Beyond Academia’

Originally posted on SGSAH Blog:
Since I’m free of D.H. Lawrence (for now!) I’ve got a wee bit more free time on my hands to take part if real life, as well as attending more PhD-related events. So last Thursday I…

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PhD Graduate Destinations

It’s been a while since I last posted and today I’m only sharing a brief note.  I recently analysed the employment destinations of University of Edinburgh PhD graduates over 3 years: 2011 – 2014.  It’s worth a look to see … 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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Civil Service Fast Stream – Insider Event

Fast track government career opportunties provided through the Civil Service Fast Stream have often been of interest to research students at Edinburgh. This can provide a route into government research, policy or advisory roles. If you’d like to find out … Continue reading

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