Category: Postgraduate

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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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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Public Engagement and Academia – Some Things to Consider for Manchester Early Career Researchers (ECRs)

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 The term ‘public engagement’ can seem like an anathema to some aspiring academics. As a medievalist – and, it should be said, not the most extraverted…

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Where are all the science jobs?

If you’re a science student who loves science, it can sometimes feel like all the jobs are for business students, engineers or computer scientists. This is to reassure you that there are ways of finding science jobs – if you know where to look. Two alternatives are: a) Look for science jobs which are being…

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PhDs – Want teaching experience and an opportunity to make the world a nicer place?

Are you passionate about your subject area? Would you like the opportunity to work with local school children? …then the Widening Participation Fellow programme might be for you!   The Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Team is currently recruiting non-final year PhD students for the position of Widening Participation Fellows. These positions support the University’s…

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Doing a PhD? Want experience in teaching? And elearning? Read on!

Manchester Leadership Programme is recruiting eTutors for 2016/17 The Manchester Leadership Programme is keen to hear from current PhD students who are interested in joining our pool of eTutors for 2016/17. eTutors are responsible for tutoring groups of approximately 25 undergraduate students, leading online discussion groups, conducting face-to-face tutorials and assessing students’ work. Tutors are […]

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May Newsletter for PGRs

Each year we run a major university-wide programme, “Pathways – Career Options for Researchers”.  This article also contains links to advice on networking and how to use case studies of other people’s career to help you develop your own under How can I prepare? (useful even if you’ve been to Pathways before – or aren’t…

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