Author Archives: Janet Forsyth

My final post as career consultant with PPLS

This is my last day as career consultant to PPLS students – I’ve been working with the School since 2011 – and am now retiring after 20 years here at Edinburgh University. It’s been great working with you, as individuals, … Continue reading

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Policy and Research work – careers using the PPLS skill-set.

…..‘any degree from the school of PPLS will provide you with a useful foundation for working in the field of policy advice’, states Edinburgh Philosophy graduate Liz, who has developed her career in policy work. Your research skills, data analysis, … Continue reading

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Psychology in Business – it could take you places!

My last post highlighted how philosophy skills can be useful for business. This week we look at how you can put your psychology skills to good use in a general business context – (not just Occupational Psychology) and work in … Continue reading

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Philosopher-in-residence – an opportunity in business?

There’s a great article in the Guardian this week about the positive role philosophy graduates can plays in business – I work, therefore I am; why businesses are hiring philosophy graduates. Your skills in questioning and truth-seeking are seen as … Continue reading

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Focused careers information for all the PPLS subjects – Philosophy, Psychology, Linguistics and Cognitive Science

  In response to the above feedback that it’s hard to find specific information for your subject, we pulled together specific information for each School. Find the PPLS subject information and resources at the links below – start exploring possibilities … Continue reading

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Still looking for something productive to do in the long vacation…..?

Then check out MyCareerHub! – there’re still lots of summer work opportunities being advertised there.  From summer play-worker to Historic Scotland visitor assistant, heaps of Festival opportunities, activity leader,  summer camps at home an abroad……there’s still a wide range of things to apply for – browse MyCareerHub now! … Continue reading

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It’s CCCF week – time to get creative with your career!

I’ve been mentioning our annual Creative and Cultural Careers Festival in recent weeks, and now it’s here (5-9th March) – so make the most of it whilst you can! (And if you’ve not sorted your summer out yet – there’s … Continue reading

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Sustainable careers – not restricted to certain disciplines – opportunities for PPLS students with a passion for the environment

We recently hosted an Eco careers week, with a focus on sustainable careers, and I know some PPLS students missed out on some of the events. If that’s you, or you’re curious about the wide range of opportunities in this … Continue reading

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An educational psychology career – get the lowdown from someone who knows!

A recent psychology careers seminar featured Heather Garton, Depute principal Educational psychologist for Edinburgh City Council. Heather did a great job explaining the role of the Educational Psychologist in Scotland, and giving an insight into the range of activities that … Continue reading

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Get prepared to nail that interview!

Interviews, as well as essay and dissertation deadlines, and exam revision are looming large on the student horizon, at present, if the uptake of  practice interview slots with our Careers Consultants is anything to go by. Whether it’s for graduate … Continue reading

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