• Question: do you have a part time job that you do alongside your research?

    Asked by georgeteamstarkidweasley to Damien, Rachael, Simon, Suzi, Tim on 21 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Suzi Gage

      Suzi Gage answered on 21 Jun 2011:

      Hi @georgeteamstarkidweasley
      I get a grant from the Government to do my research, but because I am a PhD student I don’t get as much money as a researcher who does it for a job would get. So I do a bit of paid work in the department where I work as well. I sometimes transcribe interviews that have been done with participants (which was useful for IAS as I can type pretty fast now!), and I also have run focus groups which I got paid for.

      You don’t have to though, it’s possible to get by on the money you’re given, but I like shoes and synthesizers! So I like a bit of extra money!!!

      Hope this answers your question!

    • Photo: Rachael Ward

      Rachael Ward answered on 21 Jun 2011:


      No, not at all! The research takes up all day but we get paid for it, just like you would do if you were a teacher or a doctor so although we dont get paid loads and loads, we have enough to live and buy things we want without doing another job on the side.