History, Classics and Archaeology 2017 by The University of Edinburgh

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26 community as home to more than 100 members of academic staff some 60 honorary professors 390 postgraduate students and 1,150 undergraduates we can offer an extensive knowledge base and support system to help you develop your postgraduate studies to the best of your ability our international postgraduate community represents 29 nationalities making the school the ideal environment in which to share ideas collaborate on research gain new perspectives and meet like-minded individuals we actively encourage our students to become fully involved in academic life offering numerous opportunities to attend events or join specialist interest groups our active programme of workshops seminars conferences and symposia is supplemented with many informal gatherings and events and our student societies – archsoc the classics society and the history society – provide countless opportunities to get to know your fellow students in a non-academic environment learn from distinguished academics among our staff are many fellows of prestigious societies including the british academy and the royal society of edinburgh our academics are also very active in other professional and funding organisations such as the arts and humanities research council the classical association the royal historical society and the historical association they also have strong public roles in promoting their discipline including government committee positions and media consultancy join a thriving community our postgraduate students are all encouraged to participate in the school’s rich research community we host a lively programme of activities and events you will have the opportunity to attend seminar series in scottish history archaeology classics economic and social history we also run medieval and renaissance studies diaspora studies and american history graduate workshops you can also join the early american history reading group the archsoc seminar series the gender history network and the first millennium studies group www.ed.ac.uk/hca the university of edinburgh history classics archaeology postgraduate opportunities 2017 27 employability and graduate attributes transferable skills are highly valued by employers and our courses and programmes are designed with this in mind fieldwork and independent research are an essential component on many of our programmes almost all our students take compulsory courses designed for skills acquisition while option courses also have specific objectives in terms of skills training our programmes give you the opportunity to gain skills such as written and oral presentation data collection and analysis and critical evaluation of research which will enhance your career prospects in your chosen area you will learn how to • construct arguments lucidly coherently and concisely • understand complex issues • draw valid conclusions from the past • assimilate process and communicate a wide range of information from a variety of sources • conceive and pursue a coherent argument founded on evidence • undertake a sustained independent research project to a deadline and • write clear accurate and concise prose a degree from the school of history classics archaeology could lead you in a number of career directions depending on your individual interests and experience some of our graduates have gone on to pursue work in related areas such as museums libraries and historic trusts whilst others build on the transferable skills gained and pursue areas as diverse as marketing business and media public administration and teaching the 2014/15 destination of leavers from higher education dlhe survey reported that 83.3 per cent of our postgraduate research students and 88.7 per cent of our taught postgraduate students were in employment or further study within six months of graduation institute for academic development all postgraduate students can benefit from our institute for academic development iad which provides information events and courses to develop the skills you will need throughout your studies and in the future iad events also offer the perfect opportunity to meet and network with other postgraduates from across the university further information is available online www.ed.ac.uk/iad/postgraduates for taught postgraduates iad provides a popular study-related and transferable skills support programme it is designed to help you settle into postgraduate life succeed during your studies and move confidently to the next stage of your career we offer on-campus and online workshops and one-to-one study skills consultations plus online advice and learning materials workshops and learning resources cover key topics tailored to different academic stages including getting started with your studies critical reading writing and thinking managing your exams and planning for and writing up your dissertation the service provides specialist support for postgraduate students from exploring career options to making decisions from cv writing to interview practice from employ.ed internships to graduate posts and from careers fairs to postgraduate alumni events we help you prepare for the future we sustain and continually develop links with employers from all industries and employment sectors from the world’s top recruiters to small enterprises based here in edinburgh our employer team provides a programme of opportunities for you to meet employers on campus and virtually and advertises a wide range of part-time and graduate jobs iad also provides a comprehensive programme of transferable skills training resources and support for researchers completing a doctorate the workshop programme is designed to help you successfully prepare for the various milestones of your phd from getting started with your research to writing up and preparing for the viva workshops cover topics such as writing skills reference management tools statistics preparing for conferences delivering presentations time and project management and personal development iad also offers online resources and planning tools to help get your research started plus support for tutoring and demonstrating and research public engagement and communication more information www.ed.ac.uk/careers/postgrad careers service launch.ed is the university’s award-winning programme for student entrepreneurs each year launch.ed works with hundreds of students to assess their ideas and develop their business skills and helps many start their businesses we have helped edinburgh students and alumni launch almost 100 new businesses in the last three years ranging from language tuition to robotics companies our careers service plays an essential part in your wider student experience at the university offering world-class careers and personal development guidance and support we support you to recognise the wealth of possibilities ahead while at university and after graduation helping you explore new avenues tap into your talents and build your employability with confidence and enthusiasm connect.ed edinburgh encourages its alumni to stay in touch with current students who share an academic background or are interested in a similar career path connect.ed is a networking system run by the careers service that provides an informal and confidential opportunity for alumni to share their occupational knowledge and experience with current students who can contact them for advice and guidance on their future career more information www.ed.ac.uk/careers/connected backing bright ideas more information www.launch.ed.ac.uk