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How I got my job: Secondment on the role of science and engineering in policy and parliament


Katie Timms is undertaking a PhD in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Leeds’ Institute of Medical & Biological Engineering, following her undergraduate degree in Medical Sciences (2015), also from the University of Leeds.  In this post she explains why she chose to do a secondment during her PhD and how networking and her proactive approach helped her to secure it.

Why did I decide to undertake a secondment?

Browsing through twitter one afternoon I came across a poster describing alternative careers for scientists, based on the Science Council’s ’10 type of scientists’. In case you were wondering, there’s a quiz on the Science Council’s website! I have always been interested in science and research, but was curious about the alternative careers available following my PhD. Continue reading

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Getting into Parliamentary and Public Affairs: Summary of Panel Event

'Parliament' by Rajan Manickavasagam on Flickr

‘Parliament’ by Rajan Manickavasagam on Flickr

This post, by Careers Consultant Steve Carter, is the fifth post in our mini-series summarising the Public Affairs and Community Engagement Panel Event on 11th March 2015.  Other posts in the series can be viewed by clicking the ‘PACE Event’ tag at the bottom of this post.

The panel consisted of: a prospective MP for the Green Party, a political journalist, a public affairs consultant for a political consultancy and a campaign manager for a mainstream political party. Continue reading

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