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 Careers Week

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

Visit the event page

  • Using your strengths
    Starts: 6 Jun 2023, 1:00 pm
    Finishes: 6 Jun 2023, 2:00 pm
    Venue: University Park, Monica Partridge Building, C17
    Remaining places: 34
    Come along to identify your strengths and how you can use them in your future career.
  • Career Planning for PGRs
    Starts: 13 Jun 2023, 12:00 pm
    Finishes: 13 Jun 2023, 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
  • MBTI for PGRs
    Starts: 27 Jun 2023, 12:00 pm
    Finishes: 27 Jun 2023, 1:00 pm
    Venue: University Park, Portland Building, D37 Careers Event Space
    Remaining places: 28
    Come along to this seminar to find out more about the MBTI toolkit and how it might help you as a researcher
  • Translating your skills for careers outside of academia
    Starts: 4 Jul 2023, 12:00 pm
    Finishes: 4 Jul 2023, 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
  • Workplace confidence for networking and interviews
    Starts: 11 Jul 2023, 12:00 pm
    Finishes: 11 Jul 2023, 1:30 pm
    Venue: University Park, Engineering Science Learning Centre (ESLC), C01
    Remaining places: 24
    Do you struggle with confidence in networking or interview settings? If so, come along to our interactive workshop which will look at strategies and techniques in dealing with these very common feelings.

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
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3679