Events for Postgraduates

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Welcome to the Postgraduate Careers Network events page. Here you will find details of upcoming Careers Network events which are relevant to Masters, PhD students and to students considering further study.

We also run events specifically for international students as well as employer presentations and sector events.

Please note: You may need to create a graduate account on Careers Connect to book onto some of these events.

Postgraduate careers events

Browse and sign up to the latest events below:

Succeeding in non-academic interviews: an essential guide for Postgraduate Researchers

Date
Wednesday 23rd May 2018 (14:00-16:00)
Location:
Westmere House - Seminar Room (G15 on the Campus map)
Description
Get practical tips on how to prepare for and perform well in non-academic interviews, exclusively for PGRs.

Masters Consultancy Challenge

Date
Monday 4th (09:00) - Friday 15th June 2018 (17:00)
Location:
TBC (confirmation will be sent once you register)
Description
The Masters Consultancy Challenge is a programme developed specifically for Masters students

Returning Home - How to avoid culture shock

Date
Monday 4th June 2018 (13:00-15:00)
Location:
Harvey Milk Room (The Guild)
Description
Guild Skills Series: Returning Home - How to avoid culture shock

PG Skills: Resilience and Emotional Intelligence

Date
Wednesday 6th June 2018 (10:00-11:30)
Location:
Aston Webb Building - Careers Network Seminar Room (Room G30)
Description
PwC's Resilience and Emotional Intelligence skills session will help you to understand what Resilience is and why it's important for everyone.

PG Skills: Commercial Awareness

Date
Thursday 7th June 2018 (14:00-16:00)
Location:
Aston Webb Building - Careers Network Seminar Room (Room G30)
Description
Employers are attracted to graduates who have commercial awareness – find out what it is, how you get it and why it is important

PG Skills: Coding for beginners

Date
Monday 11th June 2018 (10:00-12:00)
Location:
Murray Learning Centre LG13 (R28 on Campus map)
Description
This informative and fun session aims to give students who are new to coding an introduction to some key concepts, a chance to get hands-on with coding

PG Skills: LinkedIn Advanced

Date
Thursday 14th June 2018 (14:00-16:00)
Location:
Murray Learning Centre LG13 (R28 on Campus map)
Description
This workshop will help you become more confident in using LinkedIn proactively as a tool to promote yourself as a professional.

Strategic Public Engagement: A guide for Postgraduate Researchers

Date
Tuesday 19th June 2018 (10:00-12:00)
Location:
Muirhead Tower room 118
Description
Get practical tips on how to maximise the impact of your research through public engagement

An Academic Career: What's Involved?

Date
Monday 25th June 2018 (10:30-12:00)
Location:
Arts 101
Description
Find out more about what it takes to be an academic, the work involved and whether an academic career might be for you.

Developing Yourself for an Academic Career: tips and priorities

Date
Monday 25th June 2018 (13:00-15:00)
Location:
Arts 101
Description
Find out more about how to develop yourself, look after yourself and put yourself in the best position for a career in academia.

Preparing research funding and fellowship applications: practical tips

Date
Tuesday 26th June 2018 (14:00-16:00)
Location:
Arts Lecture Room 4 (101)
Description
Get practical tips on how to write convincing research funding bids and postdoctoral fellowship applications.

Writing academic job applications: who gets hired?

Date
Wednesday 27th June 2018 (10:00-11:30)
Location:
Mechanical Engineering G42
Description
Get top tips on writing applications for academic jobs and avoiding common mistakes

Preparing for Academic Interviews: tips and techniques

Date
Thursday 28th June 2018 (14:00-16:00)
Location:
Muirhead Tower Room 113
Description
Get practical tips on how to prepare for and perform well in interviews for academic jobs.
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