The majority of PhDs are switching into careers outside academia

The majority of PhD are switching into careers outside academia

For how much longer will a career outside of higher education (H.E.) be considered an ‘alternative’ career for PhDs? After all, a 2010 UK study by Vitae showed that only 22% of doctoral graduates were working in H.E. teaching or lecturing roles three-and-a-half years after graduating, with only 19% in Continue reading The majority of PhDs are switching into careers outside academia

Preparing for life after the PhD: retrain your brain

Preparing for life after the PhD: retrain your brain

In the final stages of your PhD you can become so absorbed in finishing that the last thing on your mind is what happens next! The risk of becoming too focussed however is that you don’t make the mind-set changes you’ll need to sustain yourself in post-PhD life. Life after Continue reading Preparing for life after the PhD: retrain your brain

How to build up your career support network during your PhD

Local, peer and expert support

When you’re seeking a professional job outside of academia after your PhD or post-doc, who can you turn to for career advice and support? As researchers we get very used to spending time on our own and doing things for ourselves. We naturally reach for books and articles to help Continue reading How to build up your career support network during your PhD