Get to know future employers: find clues on their website!

Whether you are approaching an employer speculatively about a role that isn’t advertised, or you are applying for a role where you are given little information, looking at the organisation’s website can give you helpful clues about what to include in your application. So if you don’t have a formal job description listing essential skills, … More Get to know future employers: find clues on their website!

Careers outside of academia for humanities and social science researchers: charities and NGOs

Are you a social sciences or humanities postgraduate interested in pursuing a research career, but not sure if academia is the right path right for you? Read on to find out more about other opportunities for using your research skills… A large number of humanities and social science Masters and PhD students go on to … More Careers outside of academia for humanities and social science researchers: charities and NGOs

Developing your commercial awareness, by being aware

When attending an interview, one of the things you may be asked is a question around commercial awareness. Recruiters will want to know that you have a genuine interest in the commercial world and in particular they want to know that you are passionate about their business and the industry they work in. Demonstrating your knowledge and … More Developing your commercial awareness, by being aware

Interested in postdoctoral study and considering your funding options?

Are you contemplating postdoctoral study and considering your funding options?  If so, you might be interested in attending some of the events planned for Fellowship MAY! Fellowship Day began as an event in the School of Medicine and Dentistry more than a decade ago, and invited representatives from the major Research Councils, Charities and Trusts … More Interested in postdoctoral study and considering your funding options?

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)