Skip to 0 minutes and 4 seconds KATRINA GARDNER: Academic researchers build up an enormous array of skills and experience during their academic research career that can take them into a wide range of professional careers, both inside and outside of the higher education sector.
Skip to 0 minutes and 18 seconds I am Katrina Gardner, Careers Manager for post-graduate research students and early career researchers at the University of Glasgow.
Skip to 0 minutes and 25 seconds SHARON MAGUIRE: I’m Dr. Shannon Maguire, Careers Consultant at the University of Edinburgh.
Skip to 0 minutes and 29 seconds DARCEY GILLIE: I’m Darcey Gillie, Careers Adviser for researchers at the University of Sheffield.
Skip to 0 minutes and 33 seconds KATRINA GARDNER: All three educators are highly-experienced career professionals with many years experience working in higher education career services supporting research students and research staff.
Skip to 0 minutes and 45 seconds DARCEY GILLIE: We’ve authored careers resources for researchers, supported students and staff with their career development through individual advice and guidance, and designed and facilitated workshops on many aspects of career management. We’re passionate about supporting researchers to make and implement well-informed career decisions that will lead them to satisfying futures.
Skip to 1 minute and 6 seconds KATRINA GARDNER: This is a free online career management course for UK-based academic researchers. It is relevant and useful for both early career research staff and PhD students. This course aims to support academic researchers to consider factors that may be important to you in shaping your future career direction, whether that involves progressing in an academic career or considering other career areas in the UK professional job market.
Skip to 1 minute and 31 seconds SHARON MAGUIRE: Through this course, you will reflect on what is important to you as you consider your future career direction. You will think about your values, motivations, and interests, and how these align with different careers, both within and outside of the academic environment. You will learn about the variety of career areas academic researchers move into and develop strategies to generate and research career ideas that will interest you. We will support you to identify the skills and experience that you have developed through your education and work and how this unique experience is viewed and valued by employers in many different industries.
Skip to 2 minutes and 9 seconds DARCEY GILLIE: You will begin to plan your strategy for progressing either in the highly competitive academic job market or for making a transition into other professional roles. This course will conclude with a focus on the job application process, where we aim to give you the confidence to market your experience effectively to the employers that count for you.
Skip to 2 minutes and 28 seconds NARRATOR: Over the course of four weeks, we will cover four main topics. Week one, we will focus on identifying significant individual influences in making career decisions. Week two looks at exploring interesting career options outside of academic research. Week three considers progression in an academic career and what this could mean for you. And finally, week four focuses on strategies for making successful job applications and performing well at interview.
Skip to 2 minutes and 56 seconds SHARON MAGUIRE: We look forward to welcoming you on this course, supporting you in exploring and planning your future career, and helping you to maximise your chances of experiencing a rewarding and fulfilling career journey.