Staying in academia

If you decide that you enjoy working in academic research, you may decide to stay in academia, carrying out further research positions and eventually becoming a lecturer. There are a few alternatives to the lectureship route.

In an academic career, you will have to compete hard for a lectureship position so it is really important that you do everything that you can to improve your chances of success. For example, the research positions you choose can be very important to your future success so it is vital that you plan ahead and make sure you know what you want.

The best thing you can do to gather useful hints and tips is to talk to successful academics in your department. Most people will be happy to be approached and to give you some advice.

Listed below are details and links for other resources which you may find useful.

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All of these books are available in the Careers Service at 11 Priory Road.