Study Current students
- Join a professional body relevant to your area of research or study
- When choosing a dissertation, Masters or Doctorate degree, aim for one that specialises and is supervised by an academic well known in your field of interest.
- Attend conferences organised by relevant professional bodies for networking opportunities.
- Seek opportunities to present your work at conferences, or support someone who will.
- As you network at university or at conferences organised by the professional bodies, you will start becoming aware of opportunities to provide research support for major projects.
- Publishing in journals is the most important way of assessing an academic's research potential and quality.
- If and when you publish your work, try to publish in journals that have a big readership, in other words, journals with 'high impact factors'.
- When publishing, try to get the balance right between quality and quantity.
- Seek out opportunities to design, deliver and evaluate degree level courses.
- When providing research support for big research exercises, try to get exposure to bid and proposal writing.
- The scientific community is international, be prepared to travel overseas to seize opportunities.