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We cover all academic disciplines, and welcome postdocs and contract researchers at any stage. We are entirely confidential and impartial, and can act as a sounding board and partner in your planning.

We help postdocs to:


Career Essentials for PhDs and postdocs

Career Essentials for PhDs and postdocs is a package of resources and workshops designed to meet the core career needs of early career researchers from those looking to progress an academic career to those exploring their options beyond academic research.  It covers

  • Academic Career Management: supporting you to understand the academic career path, reflect on your development and identify activity to support your career progression  
  • Career Planning Tools: resources to support you with considering what you want from a career and exploring your options. These tools can support your career planning whether you’re exploring your options post-PhD, considering a career change or just want to weigh up your options. 
  • Building Your Network: resources and practical advice on connecting with others to support your career planning and development .
  • Get Recruitment Ready: tools to enable you to craft winning applications for academia and beyond.


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Careers resources for postdocs - including guides, video on-demand training, and podcasts