Research Services

Prospects Profile: Government Social Research Officer

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Market Researcher

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Operational Researcher

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Policy Officer

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Politicians Assistant

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Political Risk Analyst

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Public Affairs Consultant

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Social Researcher

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Telecommunications Researcher

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Trade Unions Research Officer

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Public Affairs Networking

The network for public affairs practitioners. Website includes job profiles, job opportunities and careers advice.

Social Market Foundation internships

Independent UK think tank for social and economic policy - offers a programme of internships to highly motivated individuals seeking a career in domestic public policy analysis and research. Internships at the SMF are unpaid positions (travel expenses only), normally lasting for between six weeks and three months, and would be best suited for those who have just completed university or post-graduate studies, though they do consider applications from all backgrounds.

Market Research Society

Professional organisation serving those concerned with market, social and opinion research, and in business intelligence, market analysis, customer insight and consultancy. Their website has details of training courses and professional qualifications that they offer.

A career in Market Research - case study by University of Aberdeen graduate

A recent University of Aberdeen graduate offers advice on starting a career in Market Research.

Society Now - e-magazine

Society Now is the regular magazine of the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), bringing the latest and most topical social science research to key opinion formers in business, government and the voluntary sector. It is published three times a year and highlights research currently being undertaken by the UK's leading social scientists. Access the electronic version for free from the link below.

Policy Library

Social, economic and foreign policy resource - updated daily with the latest jobs, research, and events. Also lists Think Tanks with contact details

Social Research Association

Open to social research practitioners and trainees from all sectors. Website contains careers information.

Chatham House Internships

Leading organisation for the analysis of international issues. Chatham House runs internships details of which are published on their website.

Research Live

news and job information in the research field

Electus - Start Work In Politics

Electus Start is the essential guide to a career in politics and public affairs in the UK and European Union. internships and information for graduates.

W4MP (Work for MP)

Website aimed at those working for an MP. Includes job adverts, information on staff salaries and training opportunities.

MrWeb - The Market Research Industry Online

Daily news and jobs service for market research professionals.

DEMOS

Links to a selection of think tanks and research institute in the UK and abroad

Connect Public Affairs

An independently owned company offering expertise, experience and understanding of the people, policies and processes involved in political decision making.

Institute for Public Policy Research

Leading think tank, developing new routes to social justice. Includes information about internship programme.

National Institute of Economic and Social Research

The National Institute of Economic and Social Research is Britain's longest established independent economic research institute with over sixty years experience of applying academic excellence to the needs of business and policy makers. The Institute is independent of all party political interests. Visit the website to out more about this organisation and see if there are any vacancies.

British Healthcare Business Intelligence Association

The BHBIA is a professional body which aims to promote and enhance the professionalism and value of business intelligence within the Healthcare Industry. The Careers section of their website explains what career opportunities are available in this area. There are useful case studies of people currently working in the sector and there is a members directory where you can find contact details of member organisations.

Government Social Research Profession

Civil Service department providing and procuring social research for the UK government. Their website provides information about their work along with details of the fast stream programme and work experience opportunities.

Opportunities for Bright Scots in Europe

A booklet compiled by Alyn Smith MEP which provides details of work experience opportunities in European institutions, such as the European Commission and the European Parliament.

  • Author: Alyn Smith MEP
  • Edition: 3

You will find this book in the Careers Service library on the second floor of the Hub.

Copies of this item are available to take away from the Careers Service on the second floor of the Hub.

Association for Qualitative Research

Excellent reference section, business directory, useful contacts, training and jobs.

AQR Graduate Pack

This resource has been prepared by the Association of Qualitative Research. It explains what jobs in Qualitative Research involve and the entry requirements. There is advice on how to find opportunities and case studies of professionals who work in this area.

Society of Genealogists

Membership organisation for those working in Genealogy or with an interest in the field. The site contains information on events, publications and the catalogue of the Society's library in London.

Heraldry Society examinations

Details of examinations set by the Heraldry Society which lead to the society's diploma qualification.

Insitute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies

Information on a career and qualifications in genealogy as well as events and research advice.