Newcastle Work Experience – Postgraduates who Teach Research Assistant

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Newcastle University | Newcastle University Campus | £600 Bursary upon completion

ResearchersNewcastle Work Experience (NWE) is a summer work experience programme providing current and graduating Newcastle University students the opportunity to undertake challenging, project-based placements within Newcastle University and North East businesses. This placement is for 100 hours to be worked flexibly until August. Read the rest of this entry »

Networking? I’d rather eat my own shoes, thanks …

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Fiona Hartley:

Well worth a read. Tell somebody today about this article and see what might grow from it….

Originally posted on University of Manchester Careers Blog:

notlistening‘Professional’. ‘Networking’. Two words that strike fear into the core of any sane individual. The title of this blog is a direct quote from a successful, experienced professional who I was out networking with – but we call it ‘going for beers’ or ‘grabbing a coffee’, depending on the mood and time of day.

Between academic study, a social life, sports and society commitments, a regular slot at the gym, plus usual daily stuff, who in their right mind would willingly give up precious time to attend a session or situation where we have to mingle with strangers and make uncomfortable small talk.

Networking is much, much maligned, and I’m starting to feel a little bit sorry for it – like someone you have always found irritating but on mature reflection realise actually they’re not nearly as bad as you thought. There is no magic to it. It’s not rocket…

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CV Adviser vacancy

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The Careers Service is currently looking to recruit 6 CV Advisers for next academic year.

Applicants must be a Newcastle University student – undergraduate, taught masters or research postgraduate – throughout the academic year 2014/15

CV Adviser

Here is your opportunity

Interested in working in the Rail Industry.. conference opportunity

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Where does your journey take youResearch has identified a major gap is likely to develop in the rail industry, especially in engineering skills. They are therefore looking for the brightest candidates to join this exciting sector and build the community of future rail leaders and educators.

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Your research career – where next?

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It seems that there’s something about spring that makes us all think about new beginnings, and that’s never more true than when it comes to career planning. There are a lot of opportunities to start revitalising your career out there at the moment. Read the rest of this entry »

Women in science. What have we got ourselves into?

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Chemistry womanA guest blog by Gillian Pepper, a PhD student in the Newcastle University Institute of Neuroscience

As a woman attempting to begin her research career I often find myself asking, “What have I got myself into?” And it would seem that I am not alone. Despite various attempts to increase the number of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers in the UK, only 17 percent of STEM professors are female. According to the Fawcett Society, the under-representation of women in STEM occupations, which are comparatively highly paid, accounts for a large portion of the overall gender gap in pay. Read the rest of this entry »

UCU’s downloadable guides for researchers

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And in more “good resources for researchers” news, UCU has produced some additional quick resources for researchers, which are free for anyone to download on their website:

The guides range from applying for research funding, to looking after your voice, to classroom management. They’re pretty brief, but contain some helpful tips!