Support for researchers

Support for Researchers

ResearchersThe Careers Service and Research and Innovation 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

You will have automatic access to Career Connect within MUSE

Contract Research Staff

You will need to register onto Career Connect as Contract Research Staff

University of Sheffield PhD graduates – career story video competition - £100 prize voucher to be won!

Do you have a PhD from the University of Sheffield? Are you willing to share your career story with researchers who are exploring their career options? Would you like others to learn from or be inspired by your experiences and choices? Could a £100 prize voucher incentivise you to get involved?

We want to highlight the diverse range of career paths that PhD graduates pursue. The aim is to show how broad the options and opportunities are and the many routes that PhD graduates take throughout their career. To do this, we are asking our Sheffield PhD graduates to create a 3 minute video case study by answering some questions, filming your answers using a smartphone or tablet and uploading your film to our website.

The Postgraduate Researcher Experience Programme (PREP) has been established to enable researchers to add to their experience.

  • Add to your work experience alongside your PhD
  • Develop skills, build networks or improve your understanding of the career opportunities open to you
  • Make informed career choices and improve your chances of being offered your next position

You could be awarded between £100 and £1000 that can be used to pay for travel, accommodation, training fees or to provide a small salary to cover your time.