Careers and Employability Service
Services for PhD students

PhD students

Take your postgraduate research degree further with our expert help.

Whether you are considering a career within or outside academia, we can help you every step of the way. We offer individual advice and guidance, workshops and high quality information.

We work closely with the Graduate School and Professional Development, contributing to researcher development activities at the University.


In line with the University's COVID-19 guidelines, we are now offering careers appointments online through Microsoft Teams, Skype or by phone. Please book your appointment on MyCareer. You can also find support and advice on our website.

If you have a quick enquiry, please use our 'Ask a question' feature through MyCareer.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Read the University's advice and daily updates for staff, current students and prospective students

Exploring your skills and career options


A guide to the skills researchers have to offer, PhD pathways and tips on planning your next steps

Career development online course

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Take our flexible online course Thinking Ahead - Exploring Career Options

Academic careers

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What does an academic career involve? What do I need to think about? Top tips for you

Careers outside academia


Advice on careers open to you plus questions to think about, top tips and useful resources

Applying for academic jobs

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Where to look for vacancies, networking and putting together an effective application

Applying for jobs outside academia


Where to look for vacancies, networking and putting together an effective application


Careers advice

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Find out about the advice available to you from our team and how to book appointments



Explore our events, delivered by our career specialists,  tailored to PhD students  


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