As research students progress with their work, they are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to present their results in contexts outside of Nottingham, such as the annual Classical Association conference, the Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in Ancient Literature (AMPAL), the Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in Ancient History (AMPAH), and the Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in the Reception of the Ancient World (AMPRAW).
There are usually also opportunities for research students to develop their teaching skills through involvement in helping with the teaching of undergraduate seminars and/or language classes.
Average starting salary and career progression
The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers*.
In 2016, 96% of postgraduates from the School of Humanities who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £22,370 with the highest being £30,000.**
* The Graduate Market 2013-2016, High Fliers Research.
**Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
Career Prospects and Employability
If you take up a postgraduate research opportunity with us, you will not only receive support in terms of close contact with supervisors and specific training related to your area of research, you will also benefit from dedicated careers advice from our Careers and Employability Service.
Individual guidance appointments, career management training programme, access to resources and invitations to events including skills workshops and recruitment fairs are just some of the ways in which they can help you develop your full potential, whether you choose to continue within an academic setting or are looking at options outside of academia.