If you’re interested in careers that link to policy and research, have you thought about working for a think tank ? Smart Thinking is a great careers resources for this sector, with lots of useful articles and advice as well as job and internship listings. This article on transitioning from academia to think tanks could be particularly useful.
I wonder how many of you will have that conversation with friends, family or colleagues over the Christmas vacation ? Whether you’re working towards a career plan, facing a change of plan, or still not sure what you want to do, the Careers and Placements team at York is here to support you. The vacation … Continue reading So what are you going to do when you finish your PhD ?
The University’s Academic Skills Community, Maths Skills Centre, and Academic Writing Centre are available throughout the year if you’re looking to further develop your academic skills. In addition to online Practical Guides, they also offer Workshops and one to one appointments, all designed to supplement your studies. Here’s a quick overview of what’s available right … Continue reading Top up your Academic Skills this November and December
Calling all final year PhDs! Whether your Viva is a few weeks or a few months away, be fully prepared to defend your Thesis with our “Preparing for your Viva” training sessions. Our next session takes place on 24th November 2021 and can be booked here This session focuses on how to prepare for the viva … Continue reading Preparing for your Viva
Do you have a deadline coming up or a piece of writing that’s long overdue? Or maybe some data analysis that just keeps slipping to the bottom of your to-do list? Alongside everything else that needs to fit in with our busy research lives, it can be hard to schedule devoted time in which to … Continue reading Virtual Writing Retreats
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 … Continue reading Career Management for Academic Researchers online course
Congratulations! You are about to start on a challenging and rewarding PhD journey at the University of York. A little about myself before I jump into the fascinating details of this journey. My name is Estelia Bórquez Sánchez, and I am from Chile (South America). In August last year, I was awarded my PhD degree in … Continue reading Starting your PhD and surviving the journey
Following our PGR Induction last week, we are very happy to announce the launch of our 2021/22 Researcher Professional Development & Skills Programme! Whether you are a new or existing PGR, we invite you to take a look at the training programme, which outlines our full range of professional development and skills training sessions. The … Continue reading Postgraduate Professional Development & Skills Programme 21/22
Our Digital Tools for Research practical guide gives guidance on using Nvivo, formatting your thesis in Word, literature searching and a whole range of other digital tools. Digital Tools for Research If you have specific enquiries about using any of these applications for your research please contact email@example.com
Careers and Placements have launched season 7 of the ‘What do you actually do ?’ podcast with, Talking census: a career in genealogy. Christina studied BA Archaeology at UCL, MA in History at York followed by a History PhD in the USA, where she now works for family history company Ancestry. Also coming up this term: … Continue reading What do you actually do ? Podcast series