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Making the leap from academia to industry

Thinking about how your PhD can be transferred to industry?  Check out this interesting blog post from IT firm Scott Logic.  It’s great to hear how the transferable skills, especially problem solving, gained from PhD research are valued; and that time spent in academia from an industry perspective is viewed so positively. 59 more words

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Applying for research funding? Listen to the experts

Securing research funding is always a fiercely competitive process.

Whilst there’s no changing the degree of competition, expert advice from reviewers and researchers can make a big difference to the quality of your application and may well increase your chances of success.  52 more words

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Third of casual staff struggling to pay rent, UCU poll finds (via Times Higher Education)

Originally posted on the 21st May via the Times Higher Education website.

Survey details the financial and personal costs of casualisation in higher education.

Desperate times: the UCU survey found that 20 per cent of those on casualised contracts had difficulty paying for food… 95 more words


Reminder: Pathways Event, Thurs 4th June 2015!

Pathways is this week! Thursday 4th June, 9am-4pm Renold Building, North Campus

Pathways is an annual careers event for PhD researchers and research staff.

The event is designed to support delegates in making career choices, exploring future plans and discovering the breadth of opportunities available. 59 more words


Researchers Into Schools

Researchers in Schools (RIS), which recruits, trains and places researchers from all subject backgrounds to teach in non-selective state schools in a number of locations across the country. 229 more words

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Got a PhD in science? Now what?

Really interesting article from a former academic in Australia, on transitioning out of academia. Don’t be put off by the word ‘science’ – having transitioned out of my social science career, I think there’s lots  that researchers in other disciplines can take away from the article. 12 more words

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