Category Archives: Careers Advice

This blog covers a wide range of Careers Advice including CV tips, interview advice, managing your career and dealing with workplace issues.

How Academics are Helping Entrepreneurs Help Academics

If you haven’t been around the policy end of universities in Scotland, there’s an important part of their mission that you might have missed. In addition to research, teaching and producing highly skilled graduates, reducing the impact they have on … Read More »

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How can we help academic colleagues to stay healthy? Experience & ideas

Recently, I wrote about mental health in academia. I said that we need to talk about mental health, and our struggles with it, so we can end the stigma. I talked about my personal experiences with mental health and insisted that … Read More »

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5 Interview Question Suggestions for Faculty-Research Positions

Do you have any questions for us? An interview for a faculty or research related position in a UK HE institution is never a piece of cake. You can be rest assured of at least an hour long or more, … Read More »

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National Teachers and Advisers Conference 2016; University of Manchester

So, I attended my first National Teachers and Advisers Conference this week at the University of Manchester (UOM). An enjoyable well organised day all round which is a real credit to the university staff and the team of student ambassadors, … Read More »

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5 Common Regrets of University Graduates

When a major life chapter comes to an end we often find ourselves in a state of reflection. What went well? What would I do differently, if I had the chance? Ideally, we would soak up wisdom from those who … Read More »

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Developing A Career In Outdoor Activities

Perhaps you hate the thought of spending your working life in an office or laboratory? There are alternatives – here are some things to consider if you want to work in the outdoors. Choice of career You may have a … Read More »

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Developing a Career in a Rural Area

Readers will know that highly-paid jobs with the best career prospects are mostly located in and around cities, especially London.  But city life doesn’t suit everyone.  So here are some things to consider if you prefer to live and work … Read More »

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Working on a Science Park

Have you considered working on a Science Park?  And what are the possible advantages and disadvantages of doing so? What is a Science Park? The term ‘Science Parks’ means different things to different people.  Thirty or forty years ago it … Read More »

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Standing at the career crossroads

Earlier this year I had a coffee with a former mentor who was encouraging me to apply for a research post at his institution. During the conversation he expressed that now was the time to consider my future career prospects … Read More »

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You are more than the sum of your thesis

There is plenty of advice out there for those undertaking PhDs, preparing for vivas, and publishing doctoral work – challenging tasks that push many to breaking point. But what happens in the months and years after one is ‘doctored’ is … Read More »

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