Resources to develop your research skills and career - ESRC

ESRC resources

ESRC provides guidance on:

Many of the major research investments that ESRC funds also provide their own research resources.

Postgraduate research collaboration

When postgraduate students, non-academic organisations and partners work together, they learn about each other’s expertise, share knowledge and get an appreciation of different professional cultures.

The postgraduate collaboration section gives information and guidance on a range of collaboration opportunity ideas, and case study examples of students’ experiences.

Make an impact with your research

These resources will help you maximise the impact of your research:

  • the impact toolkit has guidance on topics including commercialising your research and effective media relations
  • the LSE impact blog is a hub for researchers, students and anyone else who wants to maximise the real-world impact of their academic work.

More resources for PhD students

Use these resources to develop as you study:

Careers advice for post-graduates

Get help to develop your career and find the right job:

  • University and College Union has a range of resources and information about continuing professional development
  • jobs.ac.uk lists academic jobs and information about how you can find a job
  • Prospects has advice and information to support graduates and postgraduates.

You can also look at some examples of potential careers.

Last updated: 15 November 2021

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