Explore careers outside academia with Career Mentoring

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mentoringCareer Mentoring offers Newcastle University postgraduate students career support through pairing you to a mentor working in the region. Mentoring gives you the opportunity to learn about career options outside academia and how your skills can be used in other settings.

What is Career Mentoring?

Mentoring is a partnership with the goal of achieving professional and personal development. A mentor is a trusted adviser and role model who can act as a sounding board for your career aspirations. Mentoring is also a great way to boost your awareness about opportunities available in industry and how your skills and experience could be used. Your mentor can share their personal journey to help you identify your career goal and make steps towards achieving it.

Students already taking part in the programme have spoken about career pathways and strategies with their mentor along with how to establish a work life balance in industry. Read the rest of this entry »

Science to Data Science 2015

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The good people at S2DS have been in touch to update us on the S2DS programme for 2015 – see below!


Skilled data scientists are in great demand on the European job market currently and PhDs with analytical backgrounds make excellent data scientists.

This five week workshop trains analytical PhDs and scientists in the commercial tools and techniques needed to be hired into data science roles. The aim of the workshop is to create a pipeline of high quality, commercial data science talent. Read the rest of this entry »

Science Communication: The Josh Award

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BIG logoWe meet a fair few researchers who are interested in using their scientific knowledge to inspire and inform other people about science. Often times, these researchers are looking to move away from life at the bench, and try something a bit different. When we saw an advert for the Josh Award, we knew that this could be a great boost to researchers looking to kick start a career in science communication. The deadline is 17th April; details below! Read the rest of this entry »

Researchers Into Schools

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teaching-credentialResearchers in Schools (RIS), which recruits, trains and places researchers from all subject backgrounds to teach in non-selective state schools in a number of locations across the country.

Although applications are open to all researchers who are completing or have completed their doctorate, those who have worked on fields in Maths, Physics and Engineering are eligible to become Maths and Physics Chairs with a considerable salary uplift. This career route is designed to ensure that researchers’ subject knowledge and considerable experience of higher education is maximised in a number of unique ways: Read the rest of this entry »

Job Opportunity: Researcher, Marketwise Strategies.

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    We are looking for an experienced postgraduate researcher; a current PhD student wanting part-time, commercial research experience, or a PhD graduate wishing to take on a full-time research role. We are open to applicants from a range of disciplines. Read the rest of this entry »

Got a PhD in science? Now what?

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Really interesting article from a former academic in Australia, on transitioning out of academia. Don’t be put off by the word ‘science’ – having transitioned out of my social science career, I think there’s lots  that researchers in other disciplines can take away from the article.

Got a PhD in science? Now what? › Analysis and Opinion (ABC Science).

JobsOC (Jobs On Campus)

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If you’re looking for ways of topping up the student loan, then JobsOC may be able to help, offering flexible work on campus to fit around your studies.

What is JobsOC?

JobsOC (Jobs On Campus) is an on-campus jobs agency offering temporary and casual work assignments in the University to current Newcastle University students.

Students can apply to become part of the JobsOC Student Temp pool to undertake a range of short term, paid assignments. These vary in duration, from one day to up to 12 weeks maximum.

How much work can I expect?

Students work varied hours, from just a few hours per week, to up to 20 hours per week in term time, and up to 37 hours per week during vacations. Work is offered on a casual basis and regular hours are not guaranteed each week.

Details of new assignments are sent by email or text message…

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