Pathways 2010 – Careers for Researchers

If you’re thinking about your career and you’re either doing a PhD or are a member of research staff, then keep 11th, 14th and 16th June free in your diary.

Our annual Pathways event has to be the UK’s largest career options event for researchers, with

  • 3 days of PhD and researcher careers events
  • over 150 PhD qualified panellists, employers, trainers and advisers
  • attended by over 500 researchers from Manchester and the North West

all focused just on PhDs and research staff.

Day 1 (Friday 11th June) focuses on career options with up to 50 panels of PhD qualified professionals, working inside and outside academia, talking about their careers (no, you can’t go to all of them, but it does mean there should be something there to interest you).

Day 2 (Monday 14th June) offers one-off specialist careers workshops to help you answer the question

“So, now I’ve heard about all these careers – how do I choose and what do I do to make it happen?”

Day 3 (Wednesday 16th June) is our Graduate Recruitment Fair, where we’re planning to have a separate PhD Career Zone with a select group of about 10 employers who can talk to you about what employers look for in PhDs and researchers. (You’ll note the tentative tone there – it’s still a bit tricky out there in recruitment land, so we’ve got our fingers crossed that we can pull this one off again.)

More details

Our official website,, with video footage of last year’s event and on-line registration, is now live – register here.

More informal information, giving you a flavour of what to expect, is on the newly updated Pathways page on this blog.

Just click on the category “Pathways 2010” for any updates as the event draws closer.