Careers Service

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.

An academic career has many challenges, and support from individuals or institutions is often key to success.  Support from a PhD supervisor, a group leader, or a mentor can take many forms.  From the video case studies on this page you will hear about different types of support that have been invaluable to other academic staff.  This includes:

  • the role PhD supervisors or group leaders can play in helping you to expand your network
  • how to improve grant applications by asking for feedback from your peers
  • the usefulness of a lecture tour for disseminating your research

Supporting academic careers

PhD students and academic staff talk about how they have been supported in their academic career so far, or how they support others to develop an academic career.

Click on the top left hand corner of the video below to view all the other videos in this playlist.

Video: Supporting academic careers
Stuart Gilfillan, Chancellor’s Fellow, talks about how we can support research students and staff in their career development. By University of Edinburgh Careers Service and the Institute of Academic Development.