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Researcher Career Case Studies

Each case study gives the career path and personal story a researcher, of how they got involved in research, what it takes to be a researcher, and their rewarding experiences from their chosen career paths.

The case studies are aimed at young people and highlight the opportunities research skills can give, not only in academia but also in the wider world of business, industry and commerce. The skills gained from a research career are highly sought after by increasing numbers of national and international companies working with UK researchers.

The resource currently includes 29 case studies in total covering a wide range of disciplines including maths, biology, and social sciences, as well as physics – a subject highlighted in a recent study, which found that fewer girls are opting to study physics at A level and missing out on a breadth of career opportunities.

New case studies will be added to the site regularly to promote the wide variety of careers available in research as well as demonstrating the multitude of routes to those careers that young people can pursue.

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