Anne Cameron

  • Research roles in parliament and government

    I recently attended a panelĀ event on research roles outside of academia in Humanities and Social Sciences. There was a fascinating array of speakers from central and local government, think tanks, charities and social research organisations. I'm going to write up...

  • How to sell yourself and feel ok about it

    I've talked to quite a few people recently who've said they find it really hard to 'sell themselves' in applications and interviews. Rightly or wrongly this phrase can sometimes conjure up images of aggressive Apprentice-style pitches about how great you...

  • What do research staff do next?

    I've just finished reading Vitae's newly-published report on where postdoctoral research staff go when they leave academia. The report is based on a largely qualitative survey of researchers' career paths and experiences on leaving academic research posts, and includes insights...

  • Investment banking - application deadlines

    If you're interested in applying for graduate programmes or internships in investment banking for 2017 you'll need to take action quickly - most schemes close by October/ November, if not earlier. Efinancial Careers have just published a helpful list of...

  • Returning to academia after a career break

    I've been reading this research report by jobs.ac.uk on views around returning to academia after a career break. A welcome and fascinating report on a much-discussed but under-researched topic. Key findings of the report include: -89% of respondents who had...

  • Tips for transitioning out of academia

    I've been reading this excellent post on the Research Whisperer about one postdoc's gradual transition into a non-research role (specifically science writing). Do read it for yourself, but it inspired some general thoughts about career transitions that I wanted to...

  • PhD Career Stories

    The third of our career stories from researchers now working in non-research roles in Higher Education. Dr Julian Rose - communication and collaboration What do I do now? In May 2015 I began a new role as the Network Manager...

  • Career essentials for research postgraduates

    A few weeks ago we had our first informal 'coffee and careers' session for research postgraduates. This was a great opportunity to meet research postgrads informally and hear some of their careers questions and concerns. In particular we talked about...

  • When's a good time to see a careers adviser?

    If you're feeling bogged down by deadlines and revision, you're probably thinking you don't even have time to read this, but here's a very quick quiz to help you decide if/when it might help you to talk to a careers...

  • PhD Career Stories

    The second of our guest blog posts from researchers now working in roles outside of research in Higher Education. Vicky Just - promoting scientific research through the media What is your current role? I am a Media and PR Officer...