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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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Global Leader Experience

University of Edinburgh students are invited to take part in an exciting Global Leader Experience (GLE) programme which will run from 16 – 19 February 2016. One hundred University of Edinburgh students from at least 25 nationalities will work together … Continue reading

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Skills gained from PhD Study

We ran a workshop yesterday with some PhD students called ‘Reviewing your Career’. One of the activities involved brainstorming all the skills they were gaining during their PhD.  I thought it would be interesting to share. These are skills that … Continue reading

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