September 2022 archive

Why me? Why not?*

There are A LOT of organisations vying for your attention at the moment. They are all trying really hard to convince you that you should be applying for them, in fact, lots of them are coming to campus for the Careers and Placements Fair, on the 12th October. And yes, dear reader, I do mean you. …

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Careers and Placements Fair 2022

Careers and Placement Fair 12th October   Quiet time: 10:30 –11:00 Fair opening: 11:00-16:00    The Careers and Placements Fair is the University’s biggest Careers event of the academic calendar. With over 80 organisations attending, including, Virgin Media, Amazon, BT Group, Royal Air Force, Aldi, Natural England, Crown Prosecution Service and so much more. If you’re …

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How do I write an academic CV?

In this final post on PhDs and careers, we are looking into one of the most underrated elements of the PhD: the academic CV.  The main reason you will likely create an academic CV is because you wish to apply to academic jobs. However, creating a record of your achievements obtained throughout your PhD can …

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Entering the Public Sector without the Fast Stream

Many university students looking for a career in the public service will have been upset to hear that the Civil Service Fast Stream has been paused, so won’t be accepting applications this year.   But there are other options available, one of which has just started taking applications – the Local Government’s National Graduate Development …

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Taking a PhD outside of the lab and lecture hall

In this weeks penultimate PhD post, we venture outside of labs and lecture halls to explore the options available outside of the traditional academic pathway. If you are considering your options post-PhD and aren’t sure that academia is for you, read on to find out where your degree could take you. More than ever, PhD …

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