Doctoral students (PhDs)
Career Snapshot: The Careers Service for PhD stude
As a postgraduate research (PGR) student you have access to many of our services and events and we work collaboratively with our academic departments and other professional services to assist you to find and reach your career and/or research aspirations. We understand the variety of reasons for undertaking a postgraduate research programme and we know that your qualification may lead to a wide variety of careers both within and outside of research and academia.
You’ll find many of our resources and services are directly applicable to you during your doctoral studies and we’d encourage you to set some time aside throughout your doctoral programme to consider you future career direction. Watch the Career Snapshot: The Careers Service for PhD students, and below are some specific resources that may be of value.
The Graduate School
We work in partnership with the Graduate School to deliver a series of workshops from the very first year of your doctoral studies through to completion. Further details can be found here
The application process
Whatever you do in the future you’ll likely enter a rigorous recruitment process which will include CVs, Cover Letters, Aptitude Tests and Interviews. We provide help and support for every step of the process. Further details can be found in the application process
We offer a number of careers events throughout the academic year to equip you with essential skills to define your future career and to connect you with potential employers.
1-2-1 careers appointments
Once you’ve had some thoughts about your future career you may want to discuss these with an adviser or seek specific help with an application. We offer a range of 1-2-1 Career Consultations to our students.