Category Archives: career areas

Clinical or Counselling psychology – unclear about the differences?

Unclear about the differences between the work of Counselling and Clinical psychologists? Not sure which route to being a professional psychologist is going to suite you best? If so, you’re not alone! Many students find it difficult to sort out the … Continue reading

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Why your psychology degree is so useful in arts administration….

Those pesky stats and associated software – SPSS and R – who knew how useful they could be in Arts admin?! You’ll never be daunted by Excel if you can master stats programmes. And your critical thinking skills for evaluating … Continue reading

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‘Do stuff and hustle’ – advice for getting into advertising from Philosophy grad George

If you’ve been exploring advertising as a career, you may already have come across George Gunn via the post he wrote a few years ago about advertising and its fit with Philosophy. George is back again with more insights on … Continue reading

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Marketing Mackie’s crisps, via a Scotgrad internship – a PPLS grad’s story

I’ve just received a fascinating potted history from PPLS grad Harriet (LEL grad 2015) on how she started her career in marketing with Mackie’s, (of crisp and ice-cream fame). Her case-study makes fascinating reading. She talks about: finding her direction, … Continue reading

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Teaching psychology – there’s a PGDE for that in Scotland! – (and a PGCE in England)

You’ve been able to train to teach psychology in schools in England for nearly a decade now. Scotland followed suit last year, with its PGDE psychology running at Strathclyde university. So if you’re keen to teach, and don’t want to … Continue reading

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Careers in Consulting – including insights from a PPLS student …..

A couple of weeks ago 2 of my fellow career consultants hosted a Careers in Consulting panel event and invited reps from Accenture, PA Consulting, Boston Consulting Group and FreshSight (co-directed by PPLS student Andrew) to talk to students about working in consulting and what it … Continue reading

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Getting into publishing – advice from a professional

Graduates from all the PPLS subjects go into publishing. This week I came across useful advice for getting into the industry via a Twitter  post – Working in Publishing – 15 things you need to know , on the PressFuturist Manifesto blog … Continue reading

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