Career support for PhD students

Two specialist Careers Consultants, Gemma Garrett and Andrea Cox, provide careers support for PhD students and postdoctoral/early career researchers across all three faculties at QMUL. One to Ones Free, confidential one-to-one appointments are available to PhD students and postdoctoral researchers each week, from 11am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 2:30pm on Mondays and Tuesdays. These … More Career support for PhD students

PhDs & Postdocs – How to apply to a job in industry

Dr Tracy Bussoli, Careers Consultant Part 2: How to apply to a job in industry Make speculative applications Not all biotechnology companies and contract research organisations have the resources to run formal recruitment processes in the way that large pharmaceutical companies do. It’s therefore worth approaching them even if they are not advertising a job! … More PhDs & Postdocs – How to apply to a job in industry

Applying for a PhD in the Humanities and Social Sciences (2/2)

Joe Cronin, Application Adviser In part 1 I outlined some things to consider when thinking about a PhD in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Today I’m going to focus on how to deal with the application process itself. Your research proposal is just that – a proposal. For almost all applications to PhD programmes (and undoubtedly if … More Applying for a PhD in the Humanities and Social Sciences (2/2)

Considering a PhD in the Humanities & Social Sciences (1/2)

Joe Cronin, Application Adviser There are currently more PhD scholarships available in Humanities and Social Science subjects in the UK than at any point in recent history. While this is undoubtedly a blessing for anyone considering embarking on doctoral study in these areas, there are some factors to bear in mind: It’s more worthwhile than … More Considering a PhD in the Humanities & Social Sciences (1/2)

Broaden your horizons: opportunities to gain skills and experiences outside your PhD (part 3)

Gemma Garrett, Careers Consultant In the final part of this series, read on to hear more from our Broaden your horizons event last week, as part of QMULGradFest. Andrew Hines, a third year SLLF postgraduate, spoke passionately about his teaching experience with The Brilliant Club, a charity that exists to widen access to highly-selective universities for school … More Broaden your horizons: opportunities to gain skills and experiences outside your PhD (part 3)

Broaden your horizons: opportunities to gain skills and experiences outside your PhD (part 2)

Gemma Garrett, Careers Consultant In last Wednesday’s blog we introduced you to some of the PhD students who spoke at last week’s Broaden your horizons event. Read on to hear from more of our students and what they’re involved in … Hayley Peacock, a fourth year PhD student in Geography, is also a great example of how … More Broaden your horizons: opportunities to gain skills and experiences outside your PhD (part 2)