Careers Service

Academic career journeys at Edinburgh

Video and text case studies from PhD students, research staff, lecturers and Heads of School across all three Colleges at the University of Edinburgh showing the challenges and rewards of an academic career, and what can aid career progression.

What is an academic career?

Watch video clips of PhD students and academic staff talking about the range of different activities involved in their work or study, and the rewards and challenges of their roles.

What do you need to succeed?

Listen to academic staff and PhD students talk about the factors that have helped them to progress in their career.

Supporting academic careers

Listen to PhD students and academic staff describe what support they have found useful in navigating their own career and how they support others.

Individual academic career journeys

Watch videos and read case studies of PhD students and academic staff describing their individual journeys through education and employment to their current role.

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