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Work placements/internships

As a research student trying to maximise your career prospects, it's important to start thinking, like recruiters do, in terms of "essential skills for work" to prepare you for future job applications and interviews.

Many employers ask competency-based questions based on these skills in addition to the academic or technical skills required for the role.

Student Careers & Skills offer a range of services to help you be more effective at demonstrating these skills to employers.


Warwick Volunteers

Volunteering offers you the opportunity to interact and help the local community as well as developing your skills, which can help you in your future career.

Warwick Volunteers offers more than 50 volunteering projects ranging from one-off community projects to weekly activities, so whatever free time you have you will be able to take part.


Enterprise/entrepreneurship

Enterprise is an increasingly important part of a researcher’s skill set. Enterprising researchers are innovative, creative and keen for their research to make an impact in society, culture and the economy.

Recognising, developing and applying your own enterprise skills will help you be more effective and adaptable, whatever your chosen career path. RSSP workshops and activities on the theme of enterprise include:


Apply for an IAS Early Career Fellowship

The IAS Early Career Fellowship programme is designed to support Warwick doctoral candidates in the transition phase between their doctoral and postdoctoral careers. Researchers funded through this scheme are expected to use the Fellowship to advance the development of their research careers – by writing research publications, conference papers, job applications, and postdoctoral fellowship/grant proposals – while engaging with the interdisciplinary activities of Warwick’s Institute of Advanced Study (IAS).

For advice on how to apply, sign up for our Applying for an IAS Early Career Fellowship workshop.


The Brilliant Club

The Brilliant Club is an award-winning charity that recruits, trains and pays doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to deliver programmes of university-style teaching to small tutorial groups of high-performing pupils in schools that serve communities with a history of low participation in higher education.

Apply to become a tutor via the Brilliant Club website

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