Tag: PhD

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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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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Academia – is it for me?

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Over the course of this month, staff writer, Domonique Davies, will cover some key topics relating to PhDs and Careers. This mini-series will look to discuss important questions regarding your career planning journey when considering life after the PhD, with an article released each week. A PhD can open many doors after you have completed …

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What to consider if you’re thinking of doing a PhD during the pandemic and beyond

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Written by Oliver Drake, Recruitment Specialist and Partnership Manager at CareersinHE.com Deciding whether to study for a PhD can be tough at the best of times, yet the huge societal changes and uncertainty associated with the current pandemic have added a whole new dimension to this weighty conundrum. This post will help you decide whether …

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PhD Student Charlie Suitters on postgraduate study:

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Full Name: Charlie Suitters Undergraduate Course: Meteorology and Climate with a Year in Oklahoma What type of postgraduate study did you do/are you doing? PhD in Atmosphere and Oceans What is the title of your postgraduate course: Blocking Anticyclones Why did you decide to undertake postgraduate study: I liked doing independent research, and it is …

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