Research careers

Professor Nigel Thrift was asked by the Secretary of State to consider issues relevant to research careers. His report is below

The report answered the question:

  • It has been suggested that there is a perception that doctoral, post-doctoral and subsequent stages of typical research careers are increasingly been seen as not very attractive to graduates compared to other possible careers. How can this issue be tackled?

Professor Thrift's report is available to read below, along with the original remit letter sent to him by the Secretary of State.

You can join the discussion by providing your views on any aspect of Professor Thrift's report at the JISCInvolve hosted DIUS blog on research careers.