A career in medical writing: An alternative way to use your life sciences degree

Delighted to include a guest blog post from one of our alumni Gillian Hancey, Senior Medical Writer at Porterhouse Medical. To hear more stories like Gillian's book your place at "Careers in Life Sciences" on 1st February. bookings open on MyCareerHub and going fast! So, you decided to go to university to study life sciences, … Continue reading A career in medical writing: An alternative way to use your life sciences degree

Data Science careers – an introduction

Modern business is driven more and more by digital activity and as a result data is playing a larger role in business decisions. In recent years, this data-driven activity has brought about the creation of the 'Data Scientist'. "The key responsibilities of a data scientist involve helping people make good decisions with data and to … Continue reading Data Science careers – an introduction

How to stay motivated after the festive break

Goodbye festive break; long lies, snacking on Christmas chocolates and binge-watching box sets…and hello to early morning lectures and assignments.  Are you in need of some motivation at the start of this new semester? As Marvin Phillips said, “The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!” Motivation is a theme that cropped … Continue reading How to stay motivated after the festive break

Best places to work 2018 & interview feedback

Glassdoor, the website where employees and former employees anonymously review companies and their management, has published its annual best places to work lists.  These cover the UK, USA, Canada, France and Germany and there is an archive for the previous 3 years too. The lists can be quite diverse: in the UK, Google come out on … Continue reading Best places to work 2018 & interview feedback

In with the new…

It’s the beginning of January and time, as they say, for “out with the old and in with the new”. Introducing some new good habits can certainly be beneficial. There’s no need to overhaul every aspect of your life – although if you want to, you can get some ideas by reading these fifty (yes … Continue reading In with the new…

Looking forward to Christmas – and beyond

At last – the end of exams, and the end of long Semester 1. It’s time to enjoy some relaxation as well as celebrations.  And then, when you’ve recycled the wrapping paper and made soup from the festive leftovers, and time starts to hang heavy on your hands, you might feel ready to turn your … Continue reading Looking forward to Christmas – and beyond

Looking at the Scottish job market, on St Andrew’s Day

We know lots of our graduates love Edinburgh so much (and who can blame them!) they want to stay within easy reach and look for jobs in Scotland.  On St Andrew’s Day* let’s take a quick look at a few sites you can use to keep up to date with what’s happening in Scotland’s world … Continue reading Looking at the Scottish job market, on St Andrew’s Day

Joining a learned society – what’s in it for me?

Rachel Taylor, Careers Consultant, highlights one way of developing networks which you may not have considered. And it has other benefits too....   I recently attended a conference entitled ‘Enhancing the Employability of Biosciences Students’.  The event was hosted by three learned societies and a key theme emerging from the day was that being a … Continue reading Joining a learned society – what’s in it for me?

Alumni Insight – Starting an Entrepreneurial Venture

We close our series of #EdEnterprise17 blog posts this week, with some fantastic advice from University of Edinburgh alumnus, Andrew Needham, Digital Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of HeadBox on starting an entrepreneurial venture. My name is Andrew Needham, I’m a University of Edinburgh alumnus and a Digital Entrepreneur. As part of Edinburgh University’s “Focus on … Continue reading Alumni Insight – Starting an Entrepreneurial Venture

Entrepreneurs in the Arts

Today, we are delighted to share our #EdEnterprise17 guest blog post from Anne Rushing, Creative Director, Pop Up! Scotland who highlights the benefits of entrepreneurship from an arts perspective. The creative industries are all about entrepreneurship, even if the label “entrepreneur” hasn’t always been applied. The benefits of being an entrepreneur in a creative field … Continue reading Entrepreneurs in the Arts