For PhDs

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Phd Career Stories

     The first of our career stories from researchers now working in roles outside of research in Higher Education. Dr Helen Featherstone - from science communication to public engagement     What is your current role? I’m the joint Head of...

  • Am I wasting my PhD?

    One of the things my colleagues and I hear most often in 1:1 conversations with research postgraduates is 'I don't want to waste my PhD'. Usually this is said in the context of someone not wanting to consider what they...

  • Higher Education: careers outside of academia

    I talk to quite a few people who want to move outside of research but enjoy being in a university environment; if that's you, then a non-academic role in HE may be worth considering. So what kinds of roles exist?...

  • Applying for research jobs in industry

    I was speaking to a recruiter to research roles in industry recently, and she shared some useful feedback on what does and doesn’t work in applications for industry: Do: - Research the company thoroughly. In cover letters and personal statements...

  • Career building for new research postgraduates

    I've deliberately entitled this post 'career building' and not 'career planning'. If you're embarking on a research degree this week, you may very understandably feel that the first few weeks of a PhD programme are too early to be thinking...

  • PhD to publishing....two Science alumni share their stories

    I was recently invited to the Faculty of Science Career Pathways event. These are held regularly, and involve a couple of past Bath Science Graduate School alumni coming back in to talk about their career paths so far. The theme...

  • Should I do a PhD?

    This e-book from the website jobs.ac.uk has been developed to help all those who are considering undertaking a PhD. The focus is on using career decision-making approaches to assess and prepare for this rather than on the choice of research...