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Careers & professional development
Advice and guidance on pursuing a career in post-16 education.
Early careers guide
Working in post-school education is one of the most rewarding professions there is but starting a new career can be daunting. The UCU early careers guide is for those who are new to or considering a career in further or higher education.
Students training to teach
Welcome to the pages on UCU's website dedicated specifically to students training to be lecturers and postgraduate students planning a career in post-school education.
A career in higher education
If you are interested in working in UK higher education as a member of academic or academic related staff, there is a wide range of information to help you.
Developing your career
Most colleges and universities have staff development units offering courses and programmes to enhance your professional skills. There are professional staff development agencies for both FE and HE which can provide general advice and there are also national bodies supporting the professional development of lecturers in both further and higher education, for example the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
Succeeding as an academic author
Academic authorship is an important form of communication within and beyond the academic community. Being an academic author is about participating in this wider academic community.