I mentioned the Arts and Humanities alumni event in my last post and thought I’d share some of the highlights with you. Although our speakers were all working in very different areas, a lot of common themes emerged from their talks. Some of these were positive, in that people were finding opportunities to do the things […]
Beyond the PhD is a careers resource for Arts and Humanities researchers. This site is packed with profiles of researchers in a variety of career sectors, as well as useful articles on job-hunting, destinations, employer perceptions of the PhD and how to get some valuable work experience. Vitae have also recently launched a searchable Career Stories Portal with […]
The NUS (National Union for Students) isn’t just for Undergrads and they are keen to tackle some of the burning issues for their postgraduate researchers. One area where I know most institutions tend to get low satisfaction scores is support for postgrads who teach. To find out a bit more about these issues, the NUS […]
On a similar theme to the GRADBritain post, jobs.ac.uk are looking for someone to blog about the trials and tribulations of PhD life, research, careers, job searching and whatever else might be useful for other researchers to hear about. For anyone who doesn’t know about jobs.ac.uk it’s a useful site that you might like to […]
The Science Learning Centres are looking for early career researchers to get involved with their Fresh Science project – the online component of their teacher CPD programme. The idea is to help secondary science teachers bring contemporary science and real scientific data into their classes. Each researcher would work with one or two individual teachers via a […]
Communicating research to the public always seems like a really great idea… but I’m guessing that coming face to face with a journalist can be a nerve-racking experience. Most scientists I’ve spoken to have worried about whether the journalist will ‘get it right’ , misquote them or misrepresent their research. The British Science Association are offering researchers […]
GRADBritain is an online magazine that’s written for and by postgraduate researchers in the UK. They’re always looking for new articles and will pay £50 for any they use. Some of the articles in it can be quite contentious, others have practical advice for researchers and some are just meant to make you laugh (and remember […]
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