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Teaching is a popular career route for all graduates including those with a PhD and one where researchers often seek careers support in terms of how to make sense of the various routes to qualifying as a teacher. Early applications are advised so the timing of this blog is intended to get you going immediately – now is the time to take action. 

I confess that as a so-called ‘experienced’ careers adviser working with researchers, a request from one of our PhDs or research staff that asks me to outline how to get into the profession sends me running for cover!

Help is at hand and I do find the Target Postgrad pages on teaching an excellent starting point for commencing your research… and research is what you need to do! Now assuming you are able to meet the academic and professional standards required to teach in a state school, make sure you consider all the entry options that could be open to you: Read the rest of this entry »

Research Ethics. Words which elicit a polarized reaction – you either think it’s a fascinating subject or one huge yawnfest. Personally, I think Research Ethics is quite interesting, but I do assist in the organisation of the Research Ethics and Integrity modules under the Doctoral Development Programme (DDP) at the University of Sheffield, so you might say I am slightly biased. At the University of Sheffield we place a great emphasis on Research Ethics. This is highlighted by the fact that all Post Graduate Researchers at the University are required to complete the compulsory Research Ethics and Integrity modules, regardless of what discipline their research is. IMG_20141020_164256The DDP course highlights ethical issues which researchers may encounter at PhD level and beyond, including case studies concerning…

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