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Careers: Is your career on track? Early planning is good!

This workshop will look at what employers from a range of sectors look for, including both academic and non-academic careers and the activities researchers can undertake to focus and develop their employability.

We will discuss the learning and reflections from the pre-workshop task (watch the video called "What Next?"). 

Before attending, please watch the video in the link below and note three key learning points, and any actions you will take now.

Direct link: 


View via BlackBoard Learn: Communities > GRADUATE SCHOOL – RESOURCES > Researcher Development Programme > Video Resources > What Next? Career Planning During Your PhD

Aimed at

ALL researchers - doctoral and postdoctoral researchers

Presented by

Dr Louise Bamford, Careers Consultant (Researchers), Brunel Graduate School and Professional Development Centre

Key learning outcomes

By the end of this session participants will have an understanding of:

  • Where they are now with their career planning
  • Their post-research career options
  • Ways to enhance their employment prospects
  • Reflecting upon their career next steps 

Specific skills focused on in this session

Career management skills

Health and Safety and general notice

Participants will be viewing presentations projected onto a SMART Board screen. Participants may be required to work in groups.

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Brunel 3D Development Tool

Develops the following:

Skills needed to disseminate your research

Skills needed to develop your research and career

Researcher Development Framework (RDF) Competencies

Develops skills relevant to the following domains of the RDF:

This workshop is provided by

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Email address Telephone number 01895 265935