Category: postgraduate

Advice for anybody thinking of taking on further education beyond undergraduate level.

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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I’m doing a PhD. How am I employable?

Following on from last week’s article, ‘Academia – Is it for me?’, this week, we will be focusing on how your PhD makes you employable. Identifying the skills and experiences that you learn over the course of a PhD and translating them into applications for jobs can be hard. However, there are many ways your …

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

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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 …

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How can I find an ethical employer?

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For many students exploring career options and looking for graduate roles, finding an employer who shares their personal values is an important factor. In some cases, this may lead you to look for work in a particular sector, or you may be open-minded.  An ‘ethical employer’ will mean different things to different people, but if …

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Listening is seriously underrated

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DAY OF LISTENING – ACTIVE LISTENING   Podcast Transcript: Today is listening day. What, I hear you ask? Yes, listening day. The day where we reflect on how important a role listening has to play in our lives. Imagine not being able to listen, lectures would be completely pointless, chatting with friends also, we wouldn’t …

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