• Kenneth Wheare
  • Programme for Researchers

    Research students and research staff on a fixed-term contract are also eligible to attend any events from our wider programme of training, which covers a range of topics including online assessment centres, psychometric tests, LinkedIn and many more.

    Visit the Careers Portal to register for external careers events, including careers fairs, recruitment sessions, conferences, workshops and more.

    Research students can count attendance at any of these training sessions towards their training hours as recorded in their Personal, Professional and Career Development Planners.

    How to Get A Job: Effective Written Applications for Roles Beyond Academia

    Thursday 10 February 2022, 10.30 - 11.30pm
    online

    Research graduates go into a wide range of roles and have a lot to offer the modern knowledge-based economy. In fact, as many as 70% of PhD graduates have moved outside the academic sector within 3.5 years from graduation.

    This session will focus on how to market yourself effectively in writing for roles or sectors beyond academia in order to improve your chances of gaining that all-important interview and then the job itself.

    Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout and by the end of the session you will know how to find lots of useful resources specifically for researchers to help support your applications in the future.

    Booking required. Please only register if you are able to attend on the day as places are limited.

    This session is open to all Brookes research students and fixed-term research staff.

    Facilitator: Dr Jo Moyle

    How to Get a Job: Effective Written Applications for Academic Roles

    Tuesday 24th February 2022, 10.00am - 11:00am
    online

    Competition for academic roles can be fierce, particularly at the early career stage. So learning how to market yourself effectively in writing is essential if you want to maximise your chances of securing that all-important interview and then the job itself.

    Participants have the opportunity to ask questions throughout and by the end of the session will be aware of a range of resources to support their interview preparation.

    Booking required. Please only register if you are able to attend on the day as places are limited.

    This session is open to all Brookes research students and fixed-term research staff.

    Facilitator: Dr Jo Moyle

    How to Get a Job:Job Hunting Tips for Researchers

    Friday 11th March 2022, 11.00am - 12:00pm
    online

    Job hunting can be both exciting and anxiety-provoking as well as potentially labour intensive. So how do you devise an efficient job search strategy to match your needs, maximise your time and maintain motivation throughout the process?

    Whether you are looking for academic or non-academic roles or both, this session will help you to: assess priorities when drawing up your own job search strategy, know where to look for advertised vacancies and how to assess them for suitability, draw on networks and connections, including social media, to gain an ‘insider’ advantage, understand the hidden jobs market and how to tap into it, adopt helpful practices and self-talk to look after yourself throughout the process

    Booking required. Please only register if you are able to attend on the day as places are limited.

    This session is open to all Brookes research students and fixed-term research staff.

    Facilitator: Dr Jo Moyle

    How to Get a Job: Interview Skills for Researchers

    Thursday 24th March 2022, 12.00pm - 1.00pm
    online

    Whether you’re applying for academic or non-academic roles, learning how to perform well at interview is a prerequisite to getting the job. Brush up on the practicalities of preparing for, and performing in, interviews with this session designed specifically for researchers.

    Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout and by the end of the session you will know how to find lots of useful resources specifically for researchers to help support your academic applications in the future.

    Booking required.

    This session is open to all Brookes research students and fixed-term research staff.

    Facilitator: Dr Jo Moyle

    LinkedIn for Researchers

    Wednesday 30th March 2022, 10.30am - 11.30am
    online

    Online networking is now an essential way of increasing your visibility, gaining useful sector connections,researching companies and organisations and finding and applying for roles. But how can you be sure as a researcher - whatever your career plans and aspirations - that you are making LinkedIn work for you?

    Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout and by the end of the session you will know about further resources and support available to you to help you make the best use of LinkedIn as part of your ongoing career management.

    Booking required. Please only register if you are able to attend on the day as places are limited.

    This session is open to all Brookes research students and fixed-term research staff.

    Facilitator: Dr Jo Moyle