Career Management for Academic Researchers online course

The Career Management for Early Academic Researchers MOOC is open and will be available to all researchers between October 2021and July 2022. This is a bespoke online course developed by specialist researcher careers consultants at the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Sheffield. It has been designed for research students and staff who are exploring their career options and preparing for the next stage in their career, whether in academia or beyond. It is a 4 part/week course designed to address key career issues pertinent to researchers. Each week the course content provides a range of articles, videos, reflective activities, exercises and discussion topics.

Course themes

Week 1 – Making career plans and identifying what you want

Week 2 – Exploring career options beyond academia

Week 3 – Careers in Higher Education – research, teaching and professional services roles

Week 4 – Job search, CVs, applications and interviews within and beyond HE.

Researchers are encouraged to set aside 3 hours each week to complete all of the available content. Once registered you will have 6 weeks of free access to the course content. 

For more information about the course and to register go to the website.

If you take this course and it raises issues or questions for you, remember that you can book a Postgraduate Researcher Careers Advice appointment with Janice Simpson using Handshake. You can also use the Graduate School careers web pages for more information about career planning and building skills and experience.

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