Tag Archives: self-awareness

Values and an academic career

I did a workshop recently with some PhD students from across Europe.  We were talking about values and an academic career.  I had come across a couple of articles on this that I thought may be interesting to share.  Have … Continue reading

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The Guardian gives some good advice on performing well at interviews in the piece linked below.  It’s relevant whatever type of job you’re applying for as all employers want to know that you’ll be a good fit for their organisation … Continue reading

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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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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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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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