I’ve long been a fan of jobs.ac.uk, not just for its academic and research opportunities both UK and worldwide, but also for its jobs in the wider HE context (Careers Service roles included!)
And now it just got better! Its added a whole new area devoted to advertising PhD opportunities (including the ESRC-funded PhD studentships in psychology and language sciences here at Edinburgh), and offering advice on a range of related topics including:
- sources of funding – often harder to find than the PhD or Masters itself
- Masters’ application tips
- 10 career paths for PhDs
- how to impress with your application
- planning for your academic or research career
So if further study is part of your future plan – check out the PhD section of jobs.ac.uk now!
But as already mentioned, this website’s not just about academic opportunities – it also covers a wide range of job areas of interest to PPLS students – and not just in research (though it’s good for that too).
HE institutions employ people in many different roles (careers consultants like me for a start) including:
- marketing and communications, events and PR
- advice and support work
- widening participation
- library and information work
- Statistics and data analysis
….the list goes on, and if you look at where PPLS grads end up, you’ll find them working in all these areas..
All these types of roles are advertised on jobs.ac.uk – and you can sign up for email alerts in your chosen field and geographic region too – and many of the positions are suitable for new grads too. Take a look today and sign up.
And if you’re still not convinced…..
……..when I look round at the Careers Service staff I see several recent PPLS grads (Philosophy grad Lee works in data analysis, Laura works with our internship development team, and Psychology and Linguistics grad Chris has just moved on to another marketing position in the university….), and many more from different subject areas at the university, working in roles as diverse as:
- information assistant,
- events management,
- employer liaison
- IT and data analysis,
………………and that’s just the Careers Service! Think how many more grads start – and often continue to progress – their career working in non-academic roles in HE.
Many students enjoy the university environment, though don’t want an academic career – if that’s you, then HE could be a very good place to start your career.