Careers and Employability Service
Postgraduate researchers

Careers events

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We deliver a range of courses, as shown below, targeted at postgraduate researchers 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.


PGR Careers Events

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Researcher Employer Networking Event

This event has now finished but you can find a list of the organisations that attend on the page.

Find out more and attend

  • Getting started with LinkedIn
    Starts: 5 Jun 2024, 11:00 am
    Finishes: 5 Jun 2024, 12:00 pm
    Unsure of how to use LinkedIn or start your profile? This webinar will give you tips and tricks to get started with using LinkedIn
  • Pathways into Knowledge Exchange with Dr Luke Norman
    Starts: 12 Jun 2024, 1:00 pm
    Finishes: 12 Jun 2024, 3:00 pm
    Venue: University Park, Portland Building, D37 Careers Event Space
    Are you interested in a career that values communication and creativity? Join Dr Luke Norman as he shares his journey to becoming a Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre (nmRC) and discusses his involvement in commercial, community, and public engagement projects.
  • Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences: Academic Interviews
    Starts: 13 Jun 2024, 1:00 pm
    Finishes: 13 Jun 2024, 2:00 pm
    Venue: University Park, Portland Building, D37 Careers Event Space
    Remaining places: 70
    Come and hear our experienced panel of recent alumni and Professors from Arts and Social Sciences talk about their experiences of academic interviews
  • Career Planning for PGRs
    Starts: 18 Jun 2024, 12:00 pm
    Finishes: 18 Jun 2024, 1:00 pm
    Where do you start for planning your career? Come along to our webinar to find out tried and tested techniques to get started with your next steps
  • Personality Profiling for PGRs
    Starts: 2 Jul 2024, 1:00 pm
    Finishes: 2 Jul 2024, 2:30 pm
    Venue: University Park, Portland Building, D37 Careers Event Space
    Would you like to learn more about your own working style and how you work with others? This interactive session will introduce you to the World’s biggest personality Profiling tool, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and how give you practical tips for working with own style.
  • Translating your skills for careers outside of academia
    Starts: 17 Jul 2024, 12:00 pm
    Finishes: 17 Jul 2024, 1:00 pm
    Do you want to learn how to sell your skills as a researcher to other settings? Come to our webinar to find out how to translate all your strengths into applications for roles outside of academia
  • Strengths for PGRs
    Starts: 23 Jul 2024, 12:00 pm
    Finishes: 23 Jul 2024, 1:30 pm
    Venue: University Park, Portland Building, D37 Careers Event Space
    Come along to our workshop to focus on the strengths you have gained whilst completing your PhD. Come along to identify your strengths and how you can use them in your future career.

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 and personal development online courses

Our personal development course covers four topics:

  • Strengths
  • Myers- Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • Imposter phenomenon
  • Career well-being

Our career development course, Thinking Ahead - Exploring Career Options has three modules

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

Ideally take this course during your first half of your research degree.


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 - covering all aspects of the recruitment process
  • Recruitment and careers fairs - meet employers with vacancies to fill
  • Employer recruitment presentations - find out from employers about their job vacancies


Careers and Employability Service

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

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3680
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