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Working for a University in Non-Academic Roles

"It is possible to use higher academic qualifications to get a job working alongside academics in a university environment, while avoiding the problems of job insecurity that many early career lecturers face. … Outside the academic departments there are many positions open to those with postgraduate qualifications. University management has a wide range of sub-departments and any of these could accommodate a highly qualified individual: development and alumni relations, research support, international office, undergraduate or postgraduate admissions, student services, IT services, learning services, external relations, human resources and marketing to name but a few.

So if you have a PhD, lecturing is not the only opportunity available to you in a university. There are many ‘back room' positions that are ideally suited to someone of your skills and experience and which allow you to remain in the university sector."

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