Researcher Career Pathways Event

This event has now finished. Please see our events website for details of upcoming events at Brookes.

Researcher Career Pathways 2

Who this event is for

  • Staff - research
  • Current students - postgraduate research


JHB207 & 208, John Henry Brookes, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site


The Researcher Career Pathways Event is open to all research students (MPhil/PhD) and contract research staff (Postgraduate Research Assistants, Post-doctoral Research Assistants and Research Fellows) across the University.

The event will be opened by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alistair Fitt, whose previous role at the University was Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange. Our keynote speech will be given by Dr Sarah Robins-Hobden, an experienced professional in researcher development and training. Dr Jo Moyle from the University's Careers Centre will run a lively workshop.

The day will include three interactive panels, with plenty of opportunities for your questions, consisting of: 

  • one panel of PhD alumni who have pursued careers outside of academia; 
  • one panel of local employers with top tips for the recruitment process; 
  • one panel of academic staff with a focus on academic pathways.

There will also be a fantastic free lunch!

Testimonials from last year's event: "The Researcher Career Pathways Event was a fabulous reminder that at any stage in one’s career, opportunities might open up that we would maybe not even consider and it might just require a bit of bravery to accept that our research skills are valid for various and very different career paths." "It was a really useful day with some great tips and information from the Careers Service and the opportunity to hear some very diverse real-life stories from previous students. I feel more equipped now to make decisions about my future career and am much more aware of the opportunities open to me.”