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PhD students and research staff

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

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. Other PhD jobsites can also be found at PhD Job Opportunities|.

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 adviser 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.

Subscribe to our LSE PhD careers blog| for all the essential news and expert advice for PhD students and research staff considering what to do in their careers.

New charities added to the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding database

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding is an exclusive resource for LSE students and staff that identifies sources of funding – especially from charities – which can grant awards to students regardless of subject or nationality. Over the last three months, more than 60 new charities have been added to the funding database, including: Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust Grants for […]

Sandrine Foldvari – Managing Partner, Taranis Partners

Sandrine Foldvari completed a PhD in statistics in 2011 and is now Managing Partner for Taranis Partners. “I am responsible for the quantitative research for our fund. Pragmatic and thorough quantitative skills and IT skills are a must. It is important to be keen to learn new programming languages and read loads of new papers/research.” Read more about Sandrine on her full […]

New student resource: Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online

Current LSE students now have access to the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online. The guide identifies alternative sources of funding (especially within charities), which can grant awards to any student regardless of subject or nationality. This huge database is full of useful resources for those looking for funding, including: funding opportunities comprehensive guidance grant application writing tools sample personal and […]

PhD funding fairs – London and Leeds, December 2014

PostgraduateStudentships is running two PhD funding fairs in December 2014. London – 4 December Leeds – 10 December The fairs bring together more than 25 UK universities with specific PhD funding to offer. Students who have achieved or are expected to achieve either a 1st or a 2:1 in their undergraduate degree or a merit or distinction in their masters degree can to apply to attend. […]

Working for international organisations

Here Robin Broadway, a careers consultant at LSE Careers shares some of his many insights into working for an international organisation along with details about one of our biggest events of the year, International Organisations’ Day. Ever since the UN and the other international organisations were set up after World War II, LSE alumni have been disproportionately well-represented on their […]

How to cope when your career isn’t going to plan

One thing is for certain, we will all be rejected for a job at some point in our lives. It’s how we deal with the disappointment that’s important.  Disappointment is an uncomfortable emotion and can be difficult to deal with. Here guest blogger, Dr Ohemaa Nkansa-Dwamena, explains how, by thinking differently, you can use these experiences to build career resilience, focus on your core […]

LSE Partnership PhD Mobility Bursaries 2014/15 – applications open

The application process for the LSE Partnership PhD Mobility Bursaries 2014/15 are now open. These bursaries are a great way to get some financial support to spend some time at either: Columbia University (New York) National University of Singapore Peking University (Beijing) Sciences Po (Paris) for your research as part of your PhD. To be eligible you’ll need to have […]

Have you ever thought about doing a PhD?

Many students think about the possibility of doing a PhD. But how do you know if it’s right for you?  A PhD can certainly be a rewarding experience but it can also be tough and take several years, so it’s really worth thinking it through before making the decision to start.  Here Dr Madelaine Chapman, the PhD Careers Consultant here […]

Academic awards and prizes – search with Research Professional

Academic awards and prizes are always a nice addition to an academic CV, but how do you find out about these competitions? It’s worth keeping your eyes out as they will be advertised in lots of different ways – through posters, forums, word of mouth. One helpful resource is Research Professional. It’s a database that you can search for all sorts […]

Scholarships and studentships available for postgraduate study at the University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia have a significant number of Research Council, Faculty, School and Project-specific Masters and PhD Scholarships and Studentships available. Postgraduate students at UEA can be assured to experience a first rate education, excellent academic and teaching support, and high career and employability prospects. Scholarship and Studentship deadlines vary according to individual degree subjects. Applicants are advised to check the University’s website […]

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These are our forthcoming PhD events. You can search below or view all our events on CareerHub.

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