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Research Bites 2019/2020: Career Essentials

Research Student Career Essentials

Wednesday 10th July

Iwan Griffiths
MSc Business Careers Advisor in Careers and Placements Team.

This session will outline careers support available for research students at Aston, key resources and a model you can use to support your career management.

Review the Content

You can watch a full lecture capture on Aston Replay (login using Blackboard and your usual Aston University username and password) or download the PowerPoint slides below.


This recording, from 2018, is a useful starting point to explore your career development. You can also find the materials associated with the session and further updated careers resources for postgraduate researchers on our Blackboard module and through the Careers+Placements website.

For further help on this topic

Researcher Development Framework

This session maps to the following descriptors from vitae's Researcher Development Framework:

Primary outcomes:

  • A1.4:  Information seeking
  • B3.1:  Career Development

Secondary outcomes:

  • A1.1: Subject Knowledge
  • B3.3: Responsiveness to opportunities
  • B3.4: Networking
  • B3.5: Reputation and esteem

Vitae, © 2010 Careers Research and Advisory Centre (CRAC) Limited.