Careers and Employability Service
Services for PhD students

Careers events

Man delivering a presentation to a crowd of students


We deliver a range of courses, as shown below, targeted at PhD students throughout the year.

We also offer a central programme for all students (see below) and there will be events relevant to you and your careers research.


PhD Careers Events

Doctoral Training Programmes and faculty/school events

Our specialist senior careers adviser, Kirstin Barnard, delivers presentations and workshops at specific events as part of Doctoral Training Programmes, faculty, school or departmental training programmes.

These workshops include both Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Strong Interest Inventory. Please email us to find out more.

Career development online course 

Our new course, Thinking Ahead - Exploring Career Options is an online Moodle course which we would like to encourage all PhDs to take. Ideally take this course during your first half of your research degree.

There are three modules:

  • Module 1: Thinking About Yourself
  • Module 2: Thinking About Your Options
  • Module 3: Career Decisions

Careers events for all students 

You may also want to review our events programme for all students as they maybe relevant to your situation and some of the visiting speakers have a background in research. The events programme includes:

  • Job and Sector Insights - covering a wide range of industries and job roles
  • Finding opportunities and applying for jobs - covering all aspects of the recruitment process
  • Recruitment and careers fairs - meet employers with vacancies to fill
  • Employer recruitment presentations - find out about opportunities open to you 


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