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  • What Can You Do with a Sports Science Degree?
    Sport Science graduates are extremely versatile and able to build careers in a wide range of industries. Sport Science degrees combine the study of a range of scientific branches, including nutrition, physiology and psychology, with the study of exercise performance to enable students to have sig...
  • In a continuation of our series on careers in the pharmaceutical industry, we examine medical advisory roles and the field of medical information. We speak to Dr Ajay Shah, a PhD qualified pharmacist with a career spanning 15 years in the sector, about his experience and insights.
  • When it comes to choosing a career, there are a number of factors to consider: personal interests, working hours, terms and conditions of employment. However, money remains a key motivating factor. In this article, we examine the earning potential for students who are interested in pursuing a car...
  • As an early career researcher, you may be passionate about working in a research environment. After all, this is precisely what your training has geared you towards to date. If you are looking beyond academia — to transition to research in Industry, there are diverse and rewarding opportunities a...
  • As part of our continuing series regarding careers in medicine, we interviewed Dr. Shabina Asad Qayyum, a General Practitioner based in Peterborough, England. In addition to being a GP, she also has specialist interest in ear, nose and throat conditions, as well as reproductive medicine. Beyond...
  • Having recently completed a Masters or a PhD., in the life sciences, pharmaceutical sciences or chemistry, you may be considering a career in the pharmaceutical industry. There are diverse roles available, including those in clinical research, clinical trials, regulatory affairs, drug safety, bus...
  • In a continuation of our series on medical careers, we’re focussing on the experiences of those who work in the field of general practice as family doctors.
  • In a continuation of our series on medical careers, we’ll be focussing on the diverse specialisms available for those who choose to train in medicine. At the end of your medical degree you need to dedicate yourself to a field. Choosing the specialty that’s right for you may be a difficult task. W...
  • In our next series of articles, we will be talking to those who have forged diverse career paths in the medical profession. Central determinants to success include, a care of duty to others and the ability to assimilate and apply knowledge under pressure, whilst keeping abreast of key advances an...
  • In our third and final video blog from Dr. Sheba Agarwal-Jans, she elaborates on how to use your academic skill set to build a successful career in industry.
  • In the second of our video blog series, Dr Sheba Agarwal-Jans of Elsevier explains how early career researchers can best prepare for a job interview for a role in industry.
  • Contemplating a career beyond the completion of a PhD can be a daunting task; there are far more PhD students than there are academic roles to absorb them.
  • The UN set out 17 ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a complement of 169 specific targets in 2015. Their aim was to eradicate poverty, address climate change and build peaceful, inclusive societies for all, by 2030. This is the largest call for action of its kind, covering 193 m...
  • On September 25th 2015, all 193 member countries of the United Nations (UN) agreed to adopt 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs). Each goal was assigned targets and key performance indicators, to be achieved by 2030. In this article we speak to Narue Shiki, Senior Advisor to the United Nations...
  • On September 25th 2015, the United Nations (UN) agreed that all its 193 member countries adopt 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs). The key agenda was to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. In this article we explore how innovative researchers at SINTEF, Norway, ar...
  • On September 25th 2015, the United Nations (UN) agreed that all its 193 member countries adopt 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs). The key agenda was to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. Each goal was assigned targets and key performance indicators, to be achiev...
  • In the final article in our series exploring gender bias, we take an international perspective and talk to Indian-born Nikita Hari, entrepreneur and PhD student in the field of electrical engineering. She compares and contrasts her experiences as a researcher in a traditionally male-dominated fie...
  • In a continuation of our recent article series on gender bias, I spoke with Michelle Ryan, currently Professor of Social and Organisational Psychology and Dean of Postgraduate Research at the University of Exeter. In 2005, Professor Ryan, published key research that detailed a new hurdle that wom...
  • Recent surveys suggest only 25% of senior business roles are held by women worldwide. Academia shows parallels to the business world, with senior academic positions, especially in STEM fields showing even less gender diversity than in commerce. So why is progress so slow? What positive steps can ...
  • The career path for a research graduate rarely runs smoothly. There are diversions which can lead to new destinations that a researcher never considered when beginning their studies. To get further insight into this journey and the transitions that can occur along the way, we continued our discus...