Hidden jobs for PGRs

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We often get jobs on our vacancies online site that would be great for PGRs, but very often, researchers don’t use the site. For example, we’re currently advertising this project-based placement that would suit someone with some teaching experience, which to us seems ideal for PGRs (particularly as you can fit your working hours around your research).

Take a look for yourself and see what other opportunities are available to get you the extra experience you need. Save your search and we’ll also keep you up-to-date with the latest opportunities.   





What does employability mean for researchers?

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Tjob_jigsaw_300he University has commissioned the Careers Service to write a strategy on student employability. The Careers Service believes that it is essential that the strategy represents the voice of our postgraduate research students (PGRs), and is looking to run a focus group with PGRs to explore:

  • What does employability mean to PGRs?
  • Does the current thinking about the strategy reflect PGR needs?

This is a great opportunity for PGRs to voice their views on their specific career development needs, and influence a university-level strategy in its development stage. Read the rest of this entry »

Event: Lecture on the Civil Service

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Civil Service Guest Lecture – Foreign and Commonwealth Office

This event will be of interest to anyone thinking of pursuing a career in diplomacy, political institutions and working abroad.

Where? King’s Gate L1.26
When? Monday 2nd November 2015, 18:00 – 19:30

At this event we will have Amy Sherwood from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office speaking about her career in the civil service to include life in the FCO (home and away), what does a diplomat really do, joining the FCO and working in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Amy is Regional Project Leader for Eastern Europe and Central Asia Directorate at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. This role takes her all over the region, where she assists during crises, elections, covers business-critical work (including acting as Ambassador), and runs various projects both in London and overseas. Amy’s previous roles in the Foreign Office include, Deputy Ambassador in Chisinau, Moldova…

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What does it mean to be a researcher in a world of open data and open research? Join Twitter chat #vitaechat from 1-2pm today to find out more.

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Researchers are under increasing pressure to be more ‘open’ in their research, through open access publication, open data, and their social media presence. Between 1-2pm, TODAY Friday 23rd October, Vitae is running an online Twitter chat #vitaechat and leading a discussion on the potential career benefits and opportunities associated with open research, as well as the steps researchers need to take to prepare themselves to be effective in an open research environment, both within an academic career and beyond.

The chat will cover aspects such as

  • What ‘open’ environments and expectations are you interacting with?
  • What skills can you gain from being more open in your research?
  • How can those skills open career doors?
  • How can professional development help researchers flourish in an open environment?
  • What are the responsibilities of funders, universities, researcher developers and researchers themselves?


The open research environment is already here, but you can take steps to prepare yourself for a new way of interacting with research, capitalise on the opportunity to develop yourself, and open doors in your career

Doctoral Training Opportunity Publication Skills

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PGR Innovation Fund project hosted by the School of Arts and Cultures, Newcastle University


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Theme: Publication Skills Workshop – Journals

Date: 1 December 2015, 10.00am – 5.00pm

Venue: Newcastle Mining Institute, Westgate Road, Newcastle City Centre Read the rest of this entry »

Career development week at Newcastle Business School

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Just to draw your attention to the Career Development week taking place at Newcastle Business School from Monday 3 November – Friday 6 November 2015.

Whether you know exactly what you want after graduation, or whether you have no idea of what lies ahead, Career Development Week exists to advise you on all aspects of your future plans and will help give you an insight into your possible career options.

There will be a range of opportunities on offer that will help advance your career preparation. Our dedicated careers service will help you market yourself effectively to employers, whilst our placement fair will give you the chance to meet some of the top players in your chosen field and make your name known!

There will also be other sessions tailored to enhance your skills needed for the workplace such as a Business Game workshop and we will be inviting some…

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Build your professional network: career mentoring

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The Careers Service ‘Career Mentoring’ scheme can help you build your professional network and help plan your career path. For more information read on…

What is Career mentoring?

‘Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction’, John C. Crosby.

Career Mentoring offers Newcastle University students career support through access to professionals working in the region.  Mentoring gives you the opportunity to build your network and make contact with people who work in areas that interest you.

Mentoring is a partnership with the goal of achieving professional and personal development.  A mentor is a trusted adviser and a role model who can act as a sounding board for your career aspirations.  They will ask questions, and use their experience and knowledge of the workplace to help you clarify your career goals.

Why take part?

In a competitive job market, mentoring can help…

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