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Let’s get one thing clear – I’m not saying everyone needs to do a placement or an internship. In fact I’m writing this to stress that there is more to work experience than a 3 month placement – a placement may not be what you need at all. For researchers, whether PhD student or research staff, a placement may not be practical, possible or preferable.

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Screen Shot 2015-02-24 at 22.21.19You may remember that a couple of weeks ago my colleague Kay talked a bit about the knowledge economy and the researcher pipeline and I think it’s worth further unpicking an interesting piece of research recently published by Research Councils UK and the Higher Education Funding Councils for England and Wales which gives a very positive view of how doctoral graduates contribute to the competitiveness and innovation of businesses. The full report can be accessed here. Read the rest of this entry »