Career case studies
Understanding how other researchers have developed their careers may inform the planning of your own career goals.
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.
Many universities, professional bodies and networks have developed banks of case studies to help researchers see the wide range of career paths they can move into and to share insights from people who have made successful transitions.
Though your own career path will be unique, hopefully you will find ideas and inspiration from reading about others.
It can be useful to understand the barriers others have faced, how they have approached and overcome potential problems, and the sources of support they drew upon.