Aspiring academic?

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The University of Manchester received Roberts funding to develop a website to support aspiring academics. It is now live and open to all researchers and you can access it here.

It includes video clips of academics and early career researchers and has sections on:-

  • “Is an academic career for you?” (looked at from UG/Masters, PhD and post-doc perspectives, separately) 
  • About academic careers” (what do academics do, career paths and section on “PhD and beyond”)
  • Finding jobs (including why you need to network)
  • Making applications (with ideas on finding example CVs)
  • Interviews and assessment (with an academic question bank)

I’d like to know what you think of it – so please post your thoughts and comments here. The Careers Adviser at Manchester who worked on it is keen to develop it further and would also like your feedback. You can provide direct feedback via the Manchester Blog.  

Hope you find it useful.

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