For PhDs

  • Researcher alumni case studies: scientific publishing

    Career case studies of former Bath research staff and doctoral students - find out what they're doing now and how they're using the skills from research. Vincenzo Mirabello - Associate Editor at IOP Publishing What do you do day-to-day? I...

  • Researcher alumni case study: life science research in industry

    Career case studies of former Bath research staff and doctoral students - find out what they're doing now and how they're using the skills from research. Adel Toth -Analytical Scientist at Adaptimmune What do you do day-to-day in your current...

  • low-stress career planning in the final stages of your doctorate

    The final months of a doctorate can be intense and draining, with the pressures of writing up, checking references, making sure tables are properly formatted etc. In the midst of all this, you may have a nagging sense that you...

  • Articulating the value of teaching experience as a postgraduate

    Guest blog post from Millie Green, a doctoral student in the Department of Mathematics. A few weeks ago Millie attended a session as part of the Doctoral Skills programme on how to articulate the skills, knowledge and experience gained through...

  • Tales from teaching

    I have over ten years' experience of teaching and training in an HE setting, and on thinking about it during that time I've come across a wide range of people and situations I wouldn't necessarily have expected. There was the...

  • So you want to work with Robots....

    Earlier this year, I read this article on the Guardian which in a nutshell suggested, Robots will be our bosses in the future. As machine learning improves, the robotics sector is booming and who knows what the possibilities are. According...

  • Opportunities in Government for scientists and engineers

    I went to a fascinating talk a couple of weeks ago, organised by the Bath Institute for Mathematical Innovation,  by the Government Office for Science about career opportunities for scientists and engineers in the Civil Service. Go-Science provides policy advice...

  • Research roles in think tanks and social research organisations

    The second of our posts summarising a panel event on research careers in the Humanities and Social Sciences. This post will focus on working for think tanks and social research organisations - this panel included three speakers. The first speaker...

  • Research roles in parliament and government

    I recently attended a panel 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...

  • 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...