Research Challenge

  • Beyond dissertation

    Your initial priority as a doctoral student is to choose a direction for your dissertation. It is not something just to "finish." It ought to be your single most important source of research publications.

  • Getting published

    To become a scholar, you must become both a specialist and a generalist. Focus on one research topic so that you can legitimately say you are an "expert" on it.

  • Postdoctoral fellowships

    Many doctoral candidates in the sciences who are heading for careers in academia apply for postdoc positions prior to, or at the same time as, applying for faculty positions. Is becoming a postdoc a good idea for you? If so, how do you go about finding a good one, and making it as productive.

Move Forward With Your Research

Getting Started it's time for you to move to the next level of doing research. The resources on these pages are designed to help you tackle that challenge

• Use professional development opportunities such as the PG Cert and HEA accreditation to develop their teaching practice; • Get published in specialist areas and in pedagogic research; • Move into and succeed in programme leadership, administrative and service roles; and • Find support and mentoring as they develop.

Remember, interviews are not broadcast communication where one size fits all. Study the department and its faculty closely. Show them you know who they are and explain how you will fit in.

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