Careers and Employability Service
Services for PhD students

Careers advice

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We offer lots of support whether you intend to develop your career within or outside of academia. You can book a one-to-one apppointment, take our online course or attend a workshop.- or you could do all three and more!

PhD appointments

There are two types of appointments offered by Clare Jones and Kirstin Barnard, Senior Careers Advisers:

  • career development or interview support
  • application feedback

Appointments are available up to two weeks in advance. If there are no appointments available and you have an application or interview deadline, or you are a part-time PhD student, please ring reception on 0115 951 3680 to discuss arranging a specific appointment time.

Strengths coaching appointments

These appointments are offered by Kirstin Barnard and they assist you by focusing on your realised and unrealised strengths and how these can inform your career planning. To request an appointment email Kirstin.


Faculty team's PhD career development appointments

You can also book an appointment with your Faculty Team's careers consultant or senior careers advisers.


Listen to two PhD alumni who used our services during their time at Nottingham

Dr Carl Mundy talks about how the Careers team helped him achieve his career aim. He attended a range of workshops and now, on reflection, says he should have used us more!

Dr Victoria Richard talks about how she used our services during her PhD studies. She feels that the workshops and one-to-one appointments helped her secure her first job at The Royal Society of Chemistry.


Careers and Employability Service

University of Nottingham
Portland Building, Level D
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3680
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3679