Category Archives: Further study

Getting into and working in academia – the highs and lows

Earlier in January, four academics from the Psychology department chatted to students about their route to their current position on the academic staff at Edinburgh, and answered questions about the highs and lows of their career. Below you’ll find a … Continue reading

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Considering further study? Your person statement is key to success.

Over 20% of PPLS students will go on to further study of some sort after graduation. Your personal statement is key to success in securing a place on your preferred course. And now here at the Careers Service we’ve developed … Continue reading

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Thinking of postgrad study? You’ve just got another course-search tool!

Around 25% of PPLS undergraduates go on to further study of some sort after graduation – coudl be vocational – teaching, library and information management, translation, or academic, a Masters (sometime straight to PhD even) related your undergraduate degree disciple. Most of … Continue reading

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PhD? Academic career? What’s it really like…..?

….we’ve just made it easier for you to find out! We’ve put together a collection of short videos of PhD students and academics at Edinburgh discussing the following: What is an academic career all about? – different activities, roles and challenges. … Continue reading

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Planning your post grad year…..here to help….

If you’re currently on a taught post grad course (or  in your final UG year and considering post grad as an option), you may well find our new web pages ‘Supporting Taught Postgraduates‘ are vital reading. Covering the following stages throughout your postgrad year…. … Continue reading

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A life of crime?

I recently attended the BPS UG conference in Glasgow (a great day for all Psychology UG – get along to it next year if you possibly can – there’s the opportunity to present your research too! – what a great start … Continue reading

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jobs.ac.uk – a great website for PPLS students, for so many reasons – not just academic jobs……

  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! … Continue reading

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