PhD students and research staff

Welcome to the section of the LSE Careers website devoted to PhD students and research staff.

PhD career development programme 2015

Read the latest career development programme brochure below. The brochure outlines the most relevant services and resources and advises you on how to approach your career while at LSE. You can also download the brochure [pdf].

Appointments

You can book an appointment with the PhD careers adviser on LSE CareerHub.
Please note: All career discussions are held in confidence.

Vacancies

Log in to LSE CareerHub to search for job opportunities and book places on careers events. We also have lists of other academic and non-academic job sites suitable for PhD students.

Careers events

One hour seminars on careers issues relevant to PhD students run throughout the year. For information about the latest events log in to LSE CareerHub

Our PhD careers consultant also delivers seminars for the Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) programmes for PhD students and post-doctoral staff.  For more information contact TLC on tlc@lse.ac.uk.

You can also find all our PhD careers seminar slides on this website.

Access to LSE Careers after you graduate

You can continue to book appointments with the PhD careers adviser for two years from the date of your PhD graduation.

For further information on alumni access please visit the CareerHub access page.

Research staff access

As a member of research staff you can access CareerHub and book career events and appointments. Register as a new staff user here.

Funding a PhD – ideas and sources

We’ve posted a few blogs recently about the pros and cons of PhD study, so this time we’re focusing on one area of concern – the funding issue! In addition to what’s on our website on the topic, have a look at: Individual institutions many scholarships and other opportunities are available at LSE European University Institute in Florence funds 150 […]

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So you’re thinking about a PhD? 5 tips for prospective PhDs

Ever wondered what it’s like doing a PhD? Is doing further research something you’re thinking about now you’re clarifying your dissertation topic and thinking about life after your master’s? Here Mia Certo, an MPhil/PhD candidate in International Relations at LSE, shares her five top tips for things you need to think about if the prospect of doing a PhD sounds appealing. 1. […]

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PhD students moving outside academia

Blog by our PhD Careers Consultant Catherine Reynolds. What are you looking for next? Where will you thrive and do your best work? Where will you find job and personal satisfaction? What’s out there anyway? There are pros and cons in every employment sector and multiple roles open to PhD graduates. You might consider your future direction from two different angles. […]

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Applying for a job in academia? You’ll need a specific type of CV

PhD students and researchers wanting an academic career will need an informative and detailed CV, different from CVs in other sectors. Our advice is to draw on four areas of expertise which tend to meet the requirements of most academic job specifications: Research – yes, that’s your PhD thesis, but it’s also: going to and presenting at conferences, publishing in […]

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How do you know if a PhD is right for you?

If you’re interested in further study, find out why, where, and when to do a PhD and how to approach the application process with us on Monday 21 November.

We’ll help you identify what a PhD, list good and bad reasons to do a PhD, and support you with your approach applying for a PhD including timescales, funding, and personal statements.

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Working in central banking, financial policy or financial regulation (PhD students/research staff)

Starts: 11 Jan 2017 6:00 PM
Finishes: 11 Jan 2017 7:30 PM
Remaining places: 37
Jas Ellis, Senior Economist Bank of England and LSE PhD Development Economics alum (2008) will speak to current and recent PhD students about working in central banking, financial policy, and regulation based on his experiences.

Meet an Alum - environmental economics

Starts: 12 Jan 2017 5:30 PM
Finishes: 12 Jan 2017 7:45 PM
Meet an Alum brings together alumni and current students for small 30 minute group discussions so you can find out what it’s really like to work in a particular field or organisation.

Meet an Alum - financial regulation

Starts: 12 Jan 2017 5:30 PM
Finishes: 12 Jan 2017 7:45 PM
Meet an Alum brings together alumni and current students for small 30 minute group discussions so you can find out what it’s really like to work in a particular field or organisation.

Meet an Alum - legal

Starts: 19 Jan 2017 5:30 PM
Finishes: 19 Jan 2017 7:45 PM
Meet an Alum brings together alumni and current students for small 30 minute group discussions so you can find out what it’s really like to work in a particular field or organisation.

Meet an Alum - financial journalism

Starts: 26 Jan 2017 5:30 PM
Finishes: 26 Jan 2017 7:45 PM
Meet an Alum brings together alumni and current students for small 30 minute group discussions so you can find out what it’s really like to work in a particular field or organisation.

Meet an Alum - environmental policy/public affairs

Starts: 26 Jan 2017 5:30 PM
Finishes: 26 Jan 2017 7:45 PM
Meet an Alum brings together alumni and current students for small 30 minute group discussions so you can find out what it’s really like to work in a particular field or organisation.

Meet an Alum - international trade

Starts: 2 Feb 2017 5:30 PM
Finishes: 2 Feb 2017 7:45 PM
Meet an Alum brings together alumni and current students for small 30 minute group discussions so you can find out what it’s really like to work in a particular field or organisation.

Meet an Alum - social innovation and sustainable finance

Starts: 9 Feb 2017 5:30 PM
Finishes: 9 Feb 2017 7:45 PM
Meet an Alum brings together alumni and current students for small 30 minute group discussions so you can find out what it’s really like to work in a particular field or organisation.

Meet an Alum - environmental finance

Starts: 16 Feb 2017 5:30 PM
Finishes: 16 Feb 2017 7:45 PM
Meet an Alum brings together alumni and current students for small 30 minute group discussions so you can find out what it’s really like to work in a particular field or organisation.

Meet an Alum - real estate investment

Starts: 16 Feb 2017 5:30 PM
Finishes: 16 Feb 2017 7:45 PM
Meet an Alum brings together alumni and current students for small 30 minute group discussions so you can find out what it’s really like to work in a particular field or organisation.

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