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PhD Placements at the British Library

Placements at the British Library provide opportunities for PhD students from all disciplines to develop and apply transferable research skills outside of the university sector. They support the professional development of researchers for future career paths both within and outside academia.  Placement projects are hosted both by specialist curatorial teams and by staff working in areas such as research engagement, digital scholarship, corporate affairs and public policy.

More information can be found here

Please note that these placements are unfunded and the Graduate School has no funds to support students on placements. You should talk to your supervisor if you are considering applying for one of the placements.

Transforming Postgraduate Research: Engaging with the Digital World

Monday 17 June 2013, University of Oxford

http://www.thec21scholar.com/oxford/

Transforming Postgraduate Research: Engaging with the Digital World is a one-day interactive training initiative for postgraduate students in the arts and humanities interested in public engagement and digital media. The day will comprise keynote lectures and practical workshops with experts in this field providing insights into using the digital. Students attending this event will explore the value of digital engagement and how digital platforms can be used to enhance their academic profile and produce creative outputs.

Topics that will be covered include: social medias and academia, blogs and academic websites, creative technologies and impact, and showcasing and developing educational resources. In addition to our two keynote talks, the event will also include a student-led Q&A and discussion session between participants and our panel of experts.

If postdoctoral life is about playing by the rules, what are the rules?

This article about postdoc careers might be of interest:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/higher-education-network/blog/2013/feb/25/post-phd-rules-academic-mentors