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Managing your career

Whether you have a grand plan or are completely stumped, the University can help you take those first steps on your career journey.

Career Connect is a brand new way to connect with your Careers Service - search for jobs, browse events and book appointments. To access appointments log in as Contract Research Staff and not University Staff.

The Careers Service has a range of information, advice and guidance for researchers.  In addition, specialist Careers Advisers support researchers by providing expert career management via multiple methods including 1-1 interviews, job seeking advice, group sessions and online education - check out their website below.

The Careers Service for University PhDs

All of the career management tools are designed to help researchers to become more proactive and effective at managing their careers, both within and beyond academia.

One-to-One Careers Advice

This is offered regularly in all faculties - login to Career Connect to book an appointment.

Career Management Skills seminars

These a delivered throughout the year under the Think Ahead framework.  These sessions are aimed to be relevant and accessible to both PGRs and Research Staff.  You can enroll via the seminar booking system.

Online information

Facts, figures, tips and resources can be found on the Careers Service webpages.  They also have a designated YouTube channel filled with video based information.

The Careers Service also offer two mini MOOCs exploring 'How to Succeed' at writing applications and interviews.

You can also find out about recruitment fairs organised by the Careers Service.

Additionally, you may find the 2013 Vitae publication, 'The Career-wise Researcher' of use to help your thinking.

Complementary support for career management

Mentoring and coaching for researchers - a suite of mentoring initiatives for supporting career progression within and beyond academia.

Research in Europe

Euraxess UK provides information and advice for international researchers wishing to come to the UK or for those looking for jobs in research in Europe.

The website includes a list of current job vacancies, a search for international funding opportunities (including travel to conferences, organising meetings, short research visits and fellowships), information about funders and a guide for international researchers living in the UK.

Additonal information can be found on the 'EURAXESS: Researchers in Motion' website - LINK

Entering the UK as a student

If you are interested in finding out more about what it is like to study in the UK visit here