What do our archaeology graduates do after they leave the University of Manchester? #4 Simon’s story

By John Piprani What are you doing now? I work for the Civil Service, presently in a finance role in the Ministry of Justice. I am coming to the end of the 2nd year of the Civil Service Fast Stream, specifically the Project Delivery stream. Post-graduation and prior to joining the Civil Service I worked…

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Writing Covering Letters for Academic Jobs – A Quick How-To Guide

by Stephen Gordon* *completed PhD in 2013 and has held numerous postdoctoral positions and student support roles; worked as an Advisor in the University of Manchester Careers Service since 2016 Writing covering letters for academic positions can be a tricky business. The structure and format of such documents are quite different from the template used for…

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Accessing CareersLink as a graduate

Congratulations on completing your degree! You can continue to use the Careers Service for 2 years, including CareersLink which advertises job vacancies. Your University login will be turned off in a few weeks and your CareersLink student account will be automatically converted into a graduate account. This happens on different dates for different courses but…

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What do our archaeology graduates do after they leave the University of Manchester? #3 Rob and Stephanie

Commercial field archaeology This blog post is one in a series examining what colleagues and friends who graduated from the University of Manchester Archaeology Department are doing with their careers. Rob Howarth graduated in 2017 and is notable because he achieved his degree, and then gained a commercial position, in spite of having Dyspraxia, Dyslexia,…

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What do our archaeology graduates do after they leave the University of Manchester? #2 Jon’s Story

By John Piprani Continuing my exploration of what our UoM Archaeology graduates are doing now, this is Jon Dobbie’s story. I met Jon in the lab when he was working on his dissertation that was stone tool based. From analysing stone tools in the lab Jon has moved on to digging them out of the…

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