"For instance, more than a quarter (29%) of PhD graduates work in science and pharmaceuticals. This has perhaps been helped by private sector companies becoming more research-orientated in recent years.
As well as the medical profession, research scientists can also specialise in life sciences, maths and physical sciences."
26-May-2021 13:30 - 15:00
USW Careers in association with the USW Graduate School and USW Alumni are pleased to invite you to an online showcase of opportunities and careers for students pursuing academic research at the postgraduate level.
A range of speakers from different sectors will provide an insight as to the skills and pathways that can open up for students with a strong research skillset.
During a doctoral research investigation, Dr Oseng-Rees developed an innovative way of recycling glass bottles into decorative architectural and interior products. With a PhD background, she started the business Oseng-Rees Reflection in 2017 and set up her own studio the following year. Today her business is the only one in the UK that upcycling recycled glass bottles into an artisan sustainable material using 100% waste. Projects delivered is main reception desk at the multi-million-pound development at University of Wales, the prestigious Research & Innovation trophies for Swansea University, exhibited at National Waterfront Museum 2019/2020, Award winner at Sustainable Academy Awards, Sustainable Business, 2019 and Finalist at Great British Entrepreneur Award: Creative Industries Entrepreneur of the Year 2019.
Student Enterprise can help you explore ideas, start freelancing or start your own business. We can help you every step of the way; from a scribbled down idea to the launch of a business and beyond!
We offer one-to-one support and mentoring throughout the year, as well as a range of interactive events and workshops, giving you the knowledge, confidence and networks to start working for yourself.
"Working as a haemophilia research nurse opened my eyes to the benefits of research for people living with genetic disorders. I remember one of patients saying they felt ‘almost cured’ when a clinical trial reduced their number of bleeds, and lengthy trips to hospital for painful infusions. I realised what a difference it made, not just clinically to their health but to their quality of life. Read more.
Cognitive decline and dementia have emerged as one of the greatest health threats of the 21st century. Tom Calverly, a PhD research student at USW, is examining the efficacy of physical activity as a countermeasure to cognitive decline.
His research shows that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) can not only improve cerebrovascular function but can also improve cognitive function such as memory. Read more.
We can help you find your career direction, you can get your CV checked, book a mock interview, explore your freelancing options, secure a placement, build your experience, develop your network, be employable and get inspired.
Our career and skills development system. It is jam-packed with resources, tools and learning materials to help you understand yourself better and the options open to you, develop your skills, and present yourself well to employers – including great resources to help you create a fantastic LinkedIn profile.