Tag: research careers

Postgraduate study: PhD student Graham Davies on study, UROP & top tips

Maths equations on a red strip

Full Name: Graham Davies Undergraduate Course: BSc Mathematics What type of postgraduate study did you do/are you doing? PhD What is the title of your postgraduate course? Building physical constraints into weather-related risk estimates Why did you decide to undertake postgraduate study: I was approached about doing the PhD, which involves applying statistics to a …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/careers/postgraduate-study-phd-student-graham-davies/

Research week round-up

Microscope close up

Did you miss our Research Careers Week? We’ve recently hosted our annual research themed week, focusing on both careers in research and further study options. In addition to hosting a range of events and workshops throughout the week, we also put out some themed tweets & blogs, not to mention the 2019 UROP Showcase. Here’s …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/careers/research-week-round-up/

How to gain research experience as an undergraduate

Hand holding leaves

If you are interested in a career in research, or if you want to test out life as a masters/PhD student then the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) could be for you! The UROP scheme is specifically designed for University of Reading middle year undergraduates (second years or third years if on a four-year degree) …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/careers/how-to-gain-research-experience-as-an-undergraduate/

6 Ted Talks to get you talking about research

close up microscope

1. The case for curiosity-driven research – Suzie Sheehy 2. Advice to a young scientist – E. O. Wilson 3. The upside of data – Jessica Donohue 4. The future of reading. It’s fast – Stephen Lawrence  5. Things about a PhD nobody told you about – Laura Valadez-Martinez  6. Six Reasons Why Research is Cool – Quique Bassat

Permanent link to this article: http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/careers/6-ted-talks-to-get-you-talking-about-research/

Researchers campus buildings are named after

Ariel View of Campus

If we were to say Edith Morley to you, your mind might immediately jump to getting lost in a maze of corridors. Just as the mere mention of JJ Thomson, Hopkins and Harry Nursten might trigger memories of wondering around in first year, lost on campus, trying to find the right building. Few University of …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/careers/researchers-campus-buildings-are-named-after/