Gaining a PhD is often the first serious step on the road to an academic career – then the hard work starts.
To find out more about routes commonly taken to get you from a PhD to an academic career, to hear directly from post-doctoral researchers and research fellows on video, to look at how to improve your chances of making it as an academic – and how to deal with it if you don’t, read:

The reality of fixed-term research and teaching posts and their role in academic career paths is little known outside academia. Find out more with:

Like all competitive careers, academia offers its own challenges. Assess your ability to adapt and thrive in the early stages of your career:

Learn more about the state of the academic job market and consider how well you measure up:

Most successful academics have had to move to advance their careers. Consider the options with: