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 and PhD students.

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:

Explore Careers Beyond Academia: STEM PhD alumni and guest panel (EPS only)

Date
Thursday 19th October 2017 (14:30-17:00)
Location:
Poynting Bridge Poynting building (R13 on the campus map)
Description
Find out what former STEM PhDs have gone on to do and learn more about some of the career options open to STEM PhDs at our termly panel events.

PG Skills: project management

Date
Wednesday 25th October 2017 (14:00-16:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG10
Description
Being able to successfully manage a project and talk about project management techniques is a real asset for job applications and interviews.

Business, Finance and Consultancy Fair

Date
Wednesday 1st November 2017 (11:00-15:30)
Location:
Great Hall
Description
Opportunity to meet a range of Graduate Recruiters from the Business, Finance and Consultancy sectors.

Law Fair

Date
Wednesday 8th November 2017 (13:00-15:30)
Location:
Great Hall - Aston Webb Building
Description
Exclusive event, providing you with the opportunity to discover employment opportunities and training contracts for 2018.

PGR Career Options: medical communications (including medical writing)

Date
Wednesday 15th November 2017 (13:00-14:00)
Location:
Careers Network Seminar Room G30 Aston Webb
Description
Discover the career opportunities available in Medical Communications - a rewarding career for science PGRs looking to work outside the lab.

PG Skills: commercial awareness

Date
Wednesday 15th November 2017 (14:00-16:00)
Location:
Careers Network Seminar Room G30 Aston Webb
Description
Employers are attracted to graduates who have commercial awareness.

Thinking of doing a PhD networking event

Date
Wednesday 15th November 2017 (16:00-18:00)
Location:
Nuffield - G13
Description
A combination of short presentations and an opportunity to network with current PhD students from five colleges.

Apply Yourself to....Creating a Personal Statement for Further Study

Date
Thursday 16th November 2017 (11:00-12:00)
Location:
Careers Network Seminar Room G30 Aston Webb
Description
Apply Yourself to...Creating a Personal Statement

Non-academic CV writing: an essential guide for Postgraduate Researchers

Date
Tuesday 21st November 2017 (10:00-12:00)
Location:
Westmere House Seminar Room
Description
Get top tips on how to adapt your CV for professional roles beyond academia.

Apply Yourself to....Creating a Personal Statement for Further Study

Date
Monday 27th November 2017 (10:00-11:00)
Location:
Careers Network Seminar Room G30 Aston Webb
Description
Apply Yourself to...Creating a Personal Statement

PG Skills: Preparing research funding, fellowship and grant applications

Date
Wednesday 29th November 2017 (14:00-16:00)
Location:
Careers Network Seminar Room G30 Aston Webb
Description
Get top tips from the Research & Knowledge Transfer team within the University.

The NHS Scientist Training Programme (STP) - presentation by current trainees

Date
Wednesday 29th November 2017 (17:00-18:00)
Location:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering building G34
Description
Find out how to apply to the NHS STP graduate scheme.

PG Skills: Excel for intermediate users

Date
Wednesday 24th January 2018 (14:00-16:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG08
Description
Excel can be a powerful and useful tool for day-to-day administrative tasks as well as more complex work-related projects when you know how to use it to your advantage.

PG Skills: social media & blogging

Date
Wednesday 21st February 2018 (14:00-16:00)
Location:
Careers Network Seminar Room G30 Aston Webb
Description
Stand out to employers by writing blog articles that are more likely to generate traffic and interest on social media.
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