This course aims to encourage PhDs and early career researchers (post doctoral researchers and research fellows) to explore the skills and motivations for a career in academia or beyond. During the course there will be frequent references to the term “researcher”. This will be used generically and refer to PhDs, post doctoral researchers, and research fellows.
During the course you will see how important it is to assess and continually re-evaluate your skills and interests and recognise that personal factors such as location and family circumstances can influence and affect career planning. Even if you already have a career path planned, the course has a number of exercises for you to work through, including marketing yourself to prospective employers in applications and interviews.