The ‘bits’ of academia you REALLY enjoy… and how to find work based on these

‘Research/ academia isn’t one job, it’s many. If the package deal isn’t for you, look for the bits you enjoy and find rewarding work with them.’ – Joel Huey You’re at a party.* (*Other Covid-compliant virtual options are available). Someone who has never previously met anyone with/doing a PhD asks ‘what do you do?’ WhatContinue reading “The ‘bits’ of academia you REALLY enjoy… and how to find work based on these”

Careers in the Time of Covid: Nine Tips for Postgrad Researchers

Greetings from the dinner table, or as it has been for 46 (?!) weeks now, ‘the office.’ Wherever in the world you are, I hope you’re safe and keeping as well as possible. These are uncertain times for us all, and things in the UK have changed rapidly over the past year. There was MarchContinue reading “Careers in the Time of Covid: Nine Tips for Postgrad Researchers”

PostGradual: what’s this all about, then?

In the beginning was the word, and the word was… ‘overqualified’ My post-PhD job hunt wasn’t going well. It was mid-October, T-minus three weeks to viva day. I’d finally gotten sick of the endless ‘oh, it’s your viva soon? Well, I heard a friend of a friend was in theirs for 6 hours and thenContinue reading “PostGradual: what’s this all about, then?”