Category Archives: General interest

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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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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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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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Finding a career direction via juggling multiple jobs….

Recent PPLS alumnus Debbie took an interesting approach to finding a career-direction that worked for her – she tried out 5 jobs at once! And she’s found it a great way to work out what she was really interested in … 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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Careering through Christmas 5

As with films, if something’s good, it’s worth repeating! So here’s a similar message to one I’ve posted in previous years – (and Guardian Careers had very similar messages in its Christmas Q&A session on making the most of your Christmas to … Continue reading

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Finding a part-time job in Edinburgh – 6 tips for PPLS students

I’ve shamelessly pinched this post from our Inform.ed blog (many thanks to my colleague Kirsten who wrote the original), as if something is good, it’s well worth sharing! I’ve also added a bit extra for those psychology students who may … Continue reading

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Welcome back!

Hello – and welcome/welcome back – from new student to finalist and beyond! – I hope you’ve all had a great summer. I just want to alert you to a few new/updated resources on the Careers Service website – including … Continue reading

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