Support for researchers
The Careers Service and Research Services work together to ensure that you have access to the support you need in order to make a successful transition from your research degree to the next stage of your career.
There are, of course, other people in the University, particularly your supervisors and other academic colleagues, who can help you to plan your career and you should take full advantage of all the help that is available to you.
Specialist 1-1 career consultations
We have careers advisers who specialise in working with postgraduate researchers and contract research staff.
They offer individual careers consultations so that you can discuss any aspect of your career development whether you are exploring career ideas, looking at ways to enhance your skills and experience, making decisions, developing a career strategy or applying for jobs and opportunities.
Appointments are available in the Careers Service, in the Graduate Research Centre and in your Faculty and can be booked through Career Connect.
- Postgraduate Research students - have automatic access to Career Connect within MUSE
- Contract Research Staff will need to register onto Career Connect
As a researcher, you can gain experience, skills and insight for your wider career development by applying for the Postgraduate Researcher Experience Programme (PREP).
Financial support of between £100 and £1000 is available that can be used to pay for salary, travel, accommodation, fees or resources, but you need to apply now as awards are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.