If you’d like to spend a little time over the Christmas and New Year period thinking about your career plans, this free online course could be the ideal way to do it. Career Management for Early Career Academic Researchers aims to support researchers to explore their career options and make career plans.
The course is aimed at PhD students and Post Doctoral Researchers and covers careers beyond academia as well as academic and HE options. It is divided into 4 sections which cover: 1 – Making Career Plans; 2 – Exploring Career Options; 3 – Careers in Higher Education; 4 – Job Search and Application Processes
Through a series of articles, videos, discussions, and reflective exercises, researchers are encouraged to consider what they want out of a career; to explore the academic career path and many other career options; and increase their confidence in job search and applications.
The MOOC is a collaboration between the Universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Sheffield and is developed by Careers Consultants who specialise in working with researchers. It’s a free online course and open to research students and early career research staff at any institution in the UK and beyond.