Careers and Employability Service
Postgraduate researchers

Careers advice

Careers staff sitting with a student


We offer lots of support whether you intend to develop your career within or outside of academia. Having the space and time to talk with an adviser gives you the opportunity to ask the questions that matter to you.

Read our blog: A very warm Careers welcome to our postgraduate researchers

Your feedback has been most useful, and it was just a great experience to have the opportunity to discuss this all with a person that has helped lots of others go through similar processes, so many thanks again! 
Anne Boschman, PhD Mathematics (2023)

PGR appointments

You can talk to an adviser about any aspect of your career plans including:

  • career progression
  • CV review
  • application feedback
  • interview support and preparation

You can choose to attend an appointment by phone, in person or online via MS Teams.

Appointment availability

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 postgraduate researcher, please email us to discuss arranging a specific appointment time.

Book an appointment on MyCareer

Read our guide about how to join your appointment via Microsoft Teams, Skype or phone. 

Business School PhDs - email your Postgraduate Careers Team


Listen to two PGR 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