Monthly Archives: May 2017

How to make sure your CV reflects who you are

2018-09-05T09:09:06+00:00

How to make sure your CV reflects who you are As a recent or soon-to-be graduate, you’re probably gearing up to find the research job of your dreams. With all the steps involved in that process, it’s easy to overlook one important thing - how your CV is written. Standing out from the crowd No matter how good your research is, or how many innovative ideas you have, the most difficult part about finding a research position is making it to the interview stage. Distinguishing yourself from other applicants is essential to secure an interview - and your CV is [...]

How to make sure your CV reflects who you are 2018-09-05T09:09:06+00:00

6 things to expect when starting out as a researcher

2018-09-05T08:55:35+00:00

6 things to expect when starting out as a researcher The transition from university lab sessions to a full-blown research environment can be challenging for newly-graduated scientists. Adapting to the pace and requirements of a new lab, while meeting your supervisor’s expectations, can be daunting - but with the right preparation, you’ll be able to adapt and make the transition with ease. Here are six things that you’ll probably experience when you join a research unit. It’s not the same as your university lab When you first arrive, you’ll probably notice the difference in layout and equipment between your new [...]

6 things to expect when starting out as a researcher 2018-09-05T08:55:35+00:00

What are sustainable livelihoods and how do they reduce poverty?

2018-09-05T08:38:45+00:00

What are sustainable livelihoods and how do they reduce poverty? Despite education, democracy, and advances in technology, poor communities around the world continue to experience significant challenges, especially in less-developed rural communities. After decades of intervention by governments, NGOs and academic research projects, the successes and failures of rural development have resulted in a holistic system that aims to empower poor communities - the sustainable livelihoods approach. What are sustainable livelihoods? Poor rural communities are as diverse as their countries and cultures of origin, but they share a few common skills, goals and challenges. With a focus on agriculture and [...]

What are sustainable livelihoods and how do they reduce poverty? 2018-09-05T08:38:45+00:00

Top Green Tech Trends for 2017

2018-09-05T08:32:42+00:00

Top Green Tech Trends for 2017 The development of green technology has reached levels that were unimaginable a decade or two ago - but what lies in store for the sector in 2017? Here are some of the most important emerging trends. Power storage, smart homes, and solar energy Three broad categories of innovative green products are making their presence felt in the market this year, with clean energy solutions and fully-integrated smart homes leading the charge. New-generation energy storage From hydrogen fuel cells to fast-charging batteries, start-ups are setting trends in 2017. While well-known companies like Tesla continue their [...]

Top Green Tech Trends for 2017 2018-09-05T08:32:42+00:00

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