You may be aware that researchers go into a variety of careers – in industry, public sector, the voluntary sector as well as academia. However, many researchers don’t have a clear idea of what their options are nor what might be involved in a particular career path. For this reason, we organise a number of careers events for you.
The discipline-focused events entitled ‘Exploring Career Options Beyond Academia’ offer the opportunity for you to speak informally with doctoral graduates who have moved into industry, public service, business, etc., about their career paths to date and how they use the skills and knowledge from their PhD in their current roles.
The ‘Careers in Focus’ series of occasional talks focuses on specific professional sectors and offers insights into roles, organisational structures, and career entry methods.
The UGC Programme also includes a range of workshops relating to academic careers as well as sessions on general career management skills (such as CV writing, application forms).
For all of the above, please visit our online booking system and search for the workshop/event title.
Our colleagues in Careers and Employability offer a range of workshops and events that are open to all students in the University. Careers events and employer talks are held in the autumn and spring. Workshops on job searching, interviews, assessment centres are offered throughout the year. Career Central provides online access to a wealth of resources to help you explore your career options including downloadable careers guidance publications, career profile tests, databases, videos and more. One-to-one career consultations are also available and can be booked online via Your Careers Account.
You may also be interested in the rich resources for career exploration on the Vitae web site, which covers working in Higher Education, Careers outside Higher Education, Career Profiles, Labour Market information and more – all tailored for research students.
To see our latest Careers Events, please click here.