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Elizabeth Atkinson

Ten reasons PhD students are a good fit for the Open Innovation Team

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A smiley group photo of eight of the Open Innovation Team's PhD students. From left to right: Sarah Oufan, Rosa Hodgkin, Sophia Peacock, Lizzie Atkinson, Marc Goldfinger, Peter West, Sarah Sheehy, and Rachel Efrat.

The Open Innovation Team (OIT) usually has between five and eight PhD students working in the team on placement. We rarely have experience of policy, but we’re told we do a great job. So, why do PhDs seem to make good Civil Servants? This blog gives ten reasons.