Pathways – The Panels Revealed

Only a couple of days to go, and the panels and panellists have now been pinned down, barring last minute cancellations and additions (always a feature of Pathways – we just take it in our stride …).

This year, in addition to the titles of the panels and panellist profiles, our Event Manager, Anna, has put together a summary of what to expect on the panels. Personally, I think this is the best way to choose which panels to attend – more so than trying to find panellists who happen to match exactly your career aspirations or your discipline.

There are 24 panels running in total; you’ll be able to attend four panels if you come for the whole day. In response to feedback last year, we’ve reduced the number of panels by avoiding running the same panels more than once. However, we’re still expecting over 60 panellists to attend, so this does mean that you’ll have to prioritise the panels you want to see. All sessions are relevant to delegates from all disciplines, unless otherwise stated below.

So here they are, in all their diversity.

Academic roles for…..
Our panels comprise those who’ve pursued their careers within an academic context including those who have research roles and teaching positions, at all stages of progression. (Separate sessions for Humanities, EPS & FLS/MHS.)

Achieving work/life balance
For many people, their job is only a part of their life plan.  Family, personal interests and other commitments are just as important.  Our panel will talk about how they have managed to achieve a work/life balance, the compromises they may have made to make this happen, the difficulties and rewards of keeping this balance.

Communicating Science
A PhD can take you into a broad range of science communication roles -  from being a facilitator of public engagement and outreach opportunities to those involved in shaping policy.  Our panel can outline just some of these options.

Developing your skills and experience through volunteering
Our panellists have all undertaken voluntary work and will explain how you can make the most of such opportunities to improve your employability.

Industry versus Academia
Our panels will compare and contrast their experiences of working inside and outside Universities – Which have they enjoyed more? What are the benefits that each can offer? How have they moved between the two areas?

I’ve done things that aren’t related to my PhD – so can you!
Whether they planned to or simply have found themselves taking a ‘scenic’ career path, our panellists will talk about the positions they have held which are not related to their specific discipline of study.  A session for anyone who wants to change direction or simply wishes to find out what’s possible with a PhD. 

Marketing yourself and your PhD
How do you articulate the benefits of having studied for your PhD and convince employers that you have the skills they are looking for?  Our panel will draw on their own experiences and of providing skills training to PhD students to discuss how you can ensure you give yourself the edge over other applicants.

Non-academic roles in universities
Enjoy being part of a University environment but not sure you want to pursue an academic, research or teaching career?  Have you ever thought about the wide range of non-academic jobs within universities?  Come along and find out more.

Options for ……/More options for…..
We’ve brought together panellists who are connected by discipline area (separate sessions for Humanities, EPS & FLS/MHS) but who’ve followed a range of different career pathways to give you just a flavour of the options available to you.

Research roles outside universities
What are the opportunities to continue a research career outside Universities?  How do these roles differ? Where do you find them and how do you get them? Relevant for Engineering, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Medical & Human Sciences.

Self-employment, starting a business and enterprise opportunities
If you like the sound of being your own boss or have a great idea that could earn you a living, this session is for you.  Our panellists are a mixture of those who work freelance, have portfolio careers, have set up their own businesses or support others in developing their enterprising ambitions.

Teaching positions in HE, FE and Schools
Whether you want to stay in a University or would consider working in a school or further education college, our panel can share their experiences of following a teaching based career.

What do you do if your career isn’t going the way you want?
Our panellists have faced challenges or obstacles to pursuing their career ambitions.  They will discuss how they managed these situations, the decisions they made, what they learnt from the experiences and pass on their tips on how to stay positive when things aren’t going to plan.

Working Overseas
Panellists will talk about their experiences of pursuing careers in different countries, working cultures/environments and the advantages and disadvantages in comparison with working in the UK.

Working as a Postdoc
Our panel will talk about their experiences of working in Postdoctoral roles – the highs and the lows. Relevant for Engineering, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Medical & Human Sciences.

More info:
We’ve also now uploaded the final (until it changes on the day :-)Timetable of sessions (.docx file) and Panellist Profiles 2012 (.pdf file), for all those of you who like to get their day sorted beforehand.

Pathways – Get In While You Can?

We’re seriously discussing the future of Pathways, our annual PhD career options event on Friday 8th June (previous blog post here). It’s a massive event, gets great feedback from attendees, we love hearing from our panellists and we get a buzz from seeing our researchers getting excited about their future.

However, every few years, you need to review whether even successful programmes are still the right way to go.

So, this is just to forewarn you, that if you’re thinking “I’ll go next year” – there’s no guarantee it will still be there! Register now to ensure your place.

Some of the amazing things our PhDs get up to
Of course, if we didn’t run it again, we’d miss out on hearing about some of the downright unexpected things some of our PhDs get up to in their careers.

The prize for this year’s “Most unusual career path for a PhD in Atomic and Molecular Physics” goes to Patrick Tierney, who works for Leisure Technical Consultants Ltd – as an “Amusement Ride Inspection Engineer” (really hoping to hear that one).

Patrick inspecting a rollercoaster


What can you do with a Materials Science PhD?

Unfortunately, I never did get to hear last year’s winner of the “Most unusual career path for a post-doc materials scientist”, and she can’t come this year. However, it’s for the very good reason that Beth Mottershead’s cake business is going from strength to strength. If you want to drool (or order some fab cakes), have a look at her beautiful website, Cakes by Beth

Cakes by Beth

Paid P-T Jobs For PhDs: Applications Advisers

If you’re a current University of Manchester PhD who will still be here next year, do you have what it takes to be one of our Applications Advisers?

What’s an Applications Adviser?
Our Applications Advisers provide the bulk of our “Quick Query” advice for students who want help with their CVs and applications, during the Autumn rush. It’s quick fire: only 15 minutes to review a job spec and the application and give considered feedback to help the student improve – then straight on to the next one. You could be seeing CVs from any discipline, from any year – including other PhDs.

This role is part-time, initially for the first semester with the possibility of extending into the second semester, with hours varying according to levels of demand from students. Each Applications Adviser will work ideally at least two shifts of two hours per week (morning, lunchtime or afternoon) with any additional hours by agreement. The rate of pay will be £8.75 per hour.

Why do it?
It’s a much appreciated service by all those who use it, which is one of the rewards for doing the job. Another is the fact that you can help students make real improvements to their applications. Just by asking a few pertinent questions, you can help them realise that they have loads of other important information they can add to an otherwise rather “thin” CV (often it’s the best students who discount their real selling points). Frankly, I find it humbling sometimes, seeing some of the amazing things our students have already achieved (particularly you postgrads). Oh, and you get paid, of course!

Do you need experience?
You don’t have to be a careers adviser (though if there are any out there, we’d be keen to hear from you), but it would help if you had some relevant experience, such as supporting students, coaching, recruitment or HR. It also helps if you’ve already been employed, so you know what it’s like to go through the selection process. Whatever your background, you’ll go through training, observation and feedback before being let loose to advise on your own, and you’ll have ongoing support from members of the Careers Service.

Language requirements
You do need to have impeccable English communication skills, both written and spoken. However this certainly doesn’t exclude our international PhDs: many of our clients are international students and it helps to understand the challenges of writing good business English when it’s not your first language.

Why do you need a PhD – what about Masters?
It’s purely logistical. We need Advisers trained and ready to start by the first week of term, as that’s when our rush starts. We also hope to use some or all of the Advisers into the second semester. In general, this excludes both new Masters (not here for selection or training) and finishing Masters (not available after December). However, if you have the right experience and you can fit in with our logistical requirements, argue your case. (It will be a good test of writing an effective covering letter.)

I’m interested – what do I do next?

  1. Look at the vacancy on CareersLink for further information an details of how to apply. Not registered? Get registered now! You’ll need to be familiar with our services if you’re going to work for us.
  2. Talk to someone in the Careers Service about the role, ideally in person. Either call in or talk to us over lunch at Pathways, our annual careers event for PhDs on 8th June.
  3. Book time to talk to someone as part of our Quick Query service. Just tell our information staff (they’re part of the selection & training team for these roles; they also book our quick query appointments) and they’ll book you in – either call 0161 275 2829 or call in to the Careers Service in Crawford House, entrance opposite the Aquatics Centre.

Critical dates:

  • Closing date for applications: 22nd June 2012
  • Interviews: 18th & 25th July 2012
  • Training will take place: 21st & 22nd August 2012 and will be paid. You need to be available for both dates.

The Big Annual Summer Recruitment Fair

I’m thinking of renaming all our events in this WYSIWYG style – because it will be BIG.

Our summer Graduate Recruitment Fair runs for two days, with different employers on each day:

It’s in the Armitage Centre in Fallowfield, in the big sports hall, and if you thought 400+ PhDs milling around University Place for our Pathways event (on June 8th) was big, try getting 3,000 students and graduates through our fair – that’s each day.

Who can attend?
Anyone! It’s targeted at those graduating in the next few weeks or months, or who have recently graduated (postgraduates or undergraduates). Although it’s run by the University of Manchester Careers Service, it’s also open to graduates of any university. In particular, we have staff from most of our local universities on hand to give advice.

It’s free, and if you register beforehand online, you’ll save yourself some time when you get there (no filling in bits of paper to get entry).

What kind of jobs will be on offer?
This fair has a different flavour to the autumn fairs. In the autumn, it tends to be the very large employers who are recruiting on to special “graduate programmes”, a year in advance. In the summer, there’s more of a mixture.

Some of the biggest names are still there recruiting (eg. Deloitte, Google, Aldi, IBM, Schlumberger, Civil Service, Dyson, HSBC, Qinetiq) but they’re more likely to be looking for people to start in the next few months (ideal for Masters finishing in early autumn) – or immediately (for anyone already looking for jobs).

There are also lots of other large to medium sized organisations who need graduate level employees in the immediate to short term. You may not have heard of some of them. They’re more likely to be specialists, working with other businesses rather than selling to consumers, or be fast-growing industries (future Googles?) who need keen, smart graduates to help build their future.

Most importantly, do check who’s going to be there before you go. If you’re dead set on one type of employer who isn’t going to be there, don’t waste your time. For example, don’t expect to see any investment banks at this time of year. On the other hand, if you’re more open minded, especially in a tight employment market, go and see what some of the people you’ve never heard of have to offer – you may be pleasantly surprised (or even get a job).

Is there any point in postgraduates going to a graduate fair?
I’m asked this question repeatedly, so last autumn, I recorded my views in this short video. As usual, the answer is “it all depends” – but if you are going, do listen to how you can get the most out of meeting employers at the fair. Too many postgrads wander aimlessly around a fair and leave, having lost a great opportunity to get the information they need to make themselves stand out.

Right, I’ve got my fingers in my ears and closed my eyes so I don’t have to watch:


What’s this PhD Zone?
As part of our Pathways programme, on Wednesday only, we have a special room set aside just for doctoral researchers. It’s a bit different to the main fair, as the recruiters aren’t all actively recruiting at the moment. It’s meant for PhDs at any stage in their degree to be able to talk to real employers (and postgraduate careers and training staff) about:

  • how their PhD might be seen by employers
  • what employers value in PhDs
  • what PhDs might do outside academia
  • how best to promote their PhD to employers

You’re also welcome (or rather encouraged) to talk to the employers in the main fair – who knows, you might find the ideal job as well as getting PhD career advice?

Around 700 researchers came along last year, so you’ll be in good company (even if you just want to share experience with other PhDs). Have a look at our PhD Zone information on our Graduate Recruitment Fair website for our official info.
Update: The PhD and Researcher Career Zone catalogue (pdf) is now available online. You can also pick up a hard copy on the day.

One important caveat though – most of the PhD Zone employers are targeting science and engineering PhDs. There are very few large employers who recruit multiple humanities PhDs each year and are prepared to staff a stand at a fair. Humanities PhDs are more likely to work for niche / specialist employers or a university. However, if you want some on the spot advice, come and talk to our careers advisers and exhibitors like jobs.ac.uk … oops, strike them off – they’ve just cancelled, the day before the event (sorry)!

Who’s coming to the PhD Zone?
Currently signed up are – AMEC, Chemtura, GVI, IBM, Instrument Design Technology, Jaguar Landrover, National Nuclear Laboratory, Pentest, Rolls Royce, Romax Technology, Schlumberger, SRG and Tessella.
Just added: Unilever and Adelphi Communicatons (local medical communications company)

Just cancelled: Paterson Institute Christie Hospital (oops, turns out they wanted to publicise their PhD studentships & didn’t realise the PhD Zone was aimed at people already completing a PhD!)

Just cancelled (2): Jobs.ac.uk (the third year running they’ve pulled out just before the event – pity, I was hoping to find out about their CV database …)

The Big Annual PhD Careers Event

Maybe that’s what we should have called it? However, we went with “Pathways” instead.

If you’re doing a PhD at the University of Manchester, or have recently completed one, or are a member of our research or teaching staff, do set aside Friday 8th June 2012 for our biggest PhD careers event of the year.

What is it?
It’s your chance to find out what PhD careers are really like.

When you’re booking a hotel, do you read all the glossy websites and believe what they say – or do you go to TripAdvisor and read reviews from people who’ve been there before ?

That’s the principle behind Pathways – you get behind the glossy employer websites and earnest careers information, and get to hear from others who have a PhD about the reality of careers for researchers.

You get the chance to hear from up to 4 panels of PhDs (from 3-6 people per panel) who talk about their careers so far and answer questions from delegates. You should come armed with:

  • lots of questions about careers
  • an open mind – sometimes, you get the most helpful careers advice from someone in a job you would never consider doing yourself.

When and where is it?

  • Date: Friday 8th June 2012
  • Timings:
    • Registration from 9.15
    • Welcome address from 9.45
    • Choose your panel sessions 10.30-11.00
    • Panels start at 11.00, 12 noon, 1.45 and 2.45
    • All done and dusted by 3.30pm
  • Lunch: Provided!
  • Venue: University Place

Who is eligible to attend?
Any current doctoral researcher (PhD or other doctoral degree) at the University of Manchester, and any current member of research or teaching staff at the University of Manchester can get a free place by registering in advance. If you graduated from the University of Manchester with a doctoral degree in the last three years, you are also welcome to register in the same way.

If you are a doctoral researcher from another university, please either contact your own university training team to see if they will fund a place (modest cost), or contact anna.lomas@manchester.ac.uk directly to arrange a place.

“But I’m more interested in postdoctoral research or teaching”
Come along – last year over half of our panellists had been post-docs. Some of them went on to become academics, some moved out of academia altogether. Find out how they did it!

What did previous delegates think of Pathways ?

“Such a wide range of friendly experts to talk to”
“I have a clearer picture of things ahead”
“I have new focus and inspiration!”

What’s great is that people who previously attended Pathways as doctoral researchers are now coming back to talk about how their careers have worked out – could that be you?

 

The Job Market For PhDs – New Slidecast

For those who didn’t catch my face-to-face talk on” Finding a job for PhDs”, here’s the slidecast (slides plus audio) for the section on “The Job Market for PhDs”.

Slides 3-7 cover where PhDs go for 5 broad discipline groups. For this section, unless you’re really keen on labour market info, I’d just skip to the slide which covers the discipline you’re in:

  • Slide 3 – Biomedical sciences (includes clinical psychologists, clinicians doing doctoral research etc, plus some bench scientists)
  • Slide 4 – Biological sciences (most lab scientists in life science)
  • Slide 5 – Physical sciences and engineering
  • Slide 6 – Arts and humanities (excluding social sciences)
  • Slide 7 – Social sciences

I’ve repeated the description of what the graph covers for each discipline, so you don’t need to wade through all the discipline slides.

I’m hoping to get chance to edit the final section of my original talk (How to find jobs for postgraduates) and upload it tomorrow (fingers crossed!)

Pathways – Almost There

Tomorrow sees the start of Pathways, our career options event for researchers. I know loads of you already know all about it, as we’ve had over 450 register for Day 1 already. This is an update on what’s on offer, including the latest programmes and timetables.

Day 1 – Friday 10th June, Renold Building (ie. tomorrow – eek!)

You can register from 9.15 onwards.

10.00-10.45
Introductory talk from Judy Williams and me, to get you warmed up for the sessions to come and get you thinking about your career, what you want and how to find out where your PhD might lead you.

10.45 – 3.30
Q&A panels, with around 70 (depending on who turns up on the day) PhD qualified panellists in a range of careers, academic and non-academic.

LATEST: Download the Panellist Profiles (pdf)

Not all panellists have completed a profile but it gives you a good idea of the breadth of experience you’ll find at the event.

On the day, you’ll also have a couple of documents to help you choose your sessions by showing you:

1. Which panellists are in jobs open to which disciplines (including those open to any discipline)

2. Which panellists are in which type of work ie

  • academic or other university research/teaching
  • business, management, professional services, admin
  • communication, HR, training
  • healthcare
  • non-academic roles in universities
  • project management
  • self-employed/freelance
  • teaching outside a university
  • technical/research outside a university

Several panellists fall into more than one type of work so our materials scientist/cake designer (no, really…) comes under “university research” as well as “self-employed”

Day 2 – Monday 13th June, Renold Building

You can register from 8.45 onwards – that’s important, because you need to choose and sign up for sessions on the day, and it’s first come, first served for some of the sessions which have limited places.

For those who have registered, we’ve sent you an e-mail with details of what you have to do beforehand (there’s homework!). We’d also like you to use the online link in the e-mail to show us which sessions you’re interested in, to help us make sure there is enough support on the day.

LATEST: Download the full programme and timetable (both Word docs)

9.30 – 10.30 Introductory session
Let you know what you’re going to be doing in the interactive sessions coming up, and get you “warmed up” and ready for action

10.45 – 11.45 Presentations, as if at a job interview.
We have 120 places for those of you who want to have a go at presenting your research – in 5 minutes – plus lots more places for observers who can give feedback

11.45 – 1.00 Choice of sessions
Either

  • academic interviews, with 3 different panels (by faculty) of experienced academics, talking about what they look for at interviews
  • group exercise sessions – IBM run group exercise (30 places only); medical communications recruitment exercises (ie suitable for would-be medical writers) run by KnowledgePoint360 (50 places); group discussions – run by us, but with exercises previously used by Accenture in recruitment (50 places)

As an alternative, from 10.45-1.00, you can opt for our practice psychometric tests

2.00-3.45 Practice interviews
This gives you the chance to test out your interview skills from both sides of the desk. In groups of 3 or 4 researchers, you will get the chance to interview each other, be interviewed and observe/give feedback.

As an alternative, from 2.00-4.00, you can opt for our practice psychometric tests

Day 2 has proven to be more popular than we expected, so hopefully we’ll have enough  places for all of you who want to have a go at presentations or the group exercises, but apologies in advance if you have to opt for your second choice. I’m still counting on the suspicion that lots of people will chicken out on the day, as the presentations and interviews need you to do preparation work beforehand. (Details of this have been sent out to all who have registered.)

If there is obviously unmet demand on the day, we can look at putting on similar (smaller scale) sessions in future, rather than just a once a year event.

Then it’s just the PhD Career Zone @ The Graduate Fair on Wednesday, and then I can relax …

So, see you there tomorrow!

Careers Don’t Have To Be “Right First Time”

Sometimes you read a recommendation* and just hear the clear ringing sound as the hammer makes contact with the head of that nail.

I’m always dubious about any article claiming to be “the one thing you need to know to sort your life out” but for some of you,

(click on image for link to US News blog post)

may turn out to be just that.

Why this article is great advice
I’ve seen careers stall and drift over many years because people settle for a “make-do” job on graduation, “just until they work out what they really want to do” or because they don’t want to get stuck in the wrong job. Twenty years later, they’re still there, as the blinding flash of inspiration never hits. They’re reasonably comfortable where they are – but in a career totally devoid of passion.

This article helps you re-frame your first job (or few jobs) as a time of exploration. Think of them as doing R&D on yourself, as you work out what you’re good at, and what energises you. In that way, even doing a job you know isn’t a long term career prospect becomes an opportunity to learn about yourself and the next job becomes the chance to get one step closer to your ideal job.

It’s likely to be an iterative process, and one you may have to repeat at later stages in your career, as the world of work changes – or you do – and you need to re-focus your career in a different direction. Seems like a good idea to get the practice in early.

Transitioning out of research
I think this is particularly relevant to those considering moving out of academia after doing a PhD or post-doctoral work in a university. The outside world often regards you as career changers (to them, you’ve already chosen research as a career) and making a transition to a new field is often not straight forward.

How can you find out how others in your position have explored different kinds of work?

At Pathways, our annual career options event for researchers.

Book your place for Friday 10th June 2011 to hear from over 60 researchers in a wide range of careers, and ask them how they found a “best-fit” career.

* thanks for recommendation from @CareersGroup & @davidawinter

Pathways: Career Support for Researchers

Next month, hundreds of researchers will be milling about the Renold Building, finding out about how to get on in a wide range of academic and non-academic careers. Some of them (the brave ones) will be practising their interview and assessment skills, whilst still more will be hot-footing it down to the Armitage Centre to talk to real employers of PhDs and getting careers and CV advice.

Will you be one of them?

Yes, it’s our annual call for Pathways, our cross-university careers event for researchers.
Booking is now open on our Pathways website.

What is Pathways?
Three separate days focusing on supporting PhDs and research staff in whatever career they want to follow. You can choose to go along to one, two or all three days, whatever suits your needs.

Day 1: Friday 10th June 2011, Renold Building, University of Manchester
We run 40+ career panels made up of current academics and former researchers, now in a range of careers, to help you understand what their careers involve, how to make the transition into your next career – and what mistakes to avoid.

The beauty of this format is that it’s really informal, and you get to hear from real people who’ve been in your position, talking candidly about their careers.

It can be very helpful talking to “employers”, but they all have a vested interest in making their work sound attractive. In this format, you may hear people talk about how much they disliked their previous (or even current) work, or disastrous choices they made, but you can also be confident that they’re not spinning you some corporate line when they say they love their job.

Day 2:  Monday 13th June 2011, Renold Building
NEW this year. We’re focusing on how to get you into the job you want : interviews and assessment. It won’t just be talks – you’ll get the chance to “have a go”.

Depending on the type of career you think you will want, you can opt to

  • hear from academic recruiters about interview panels (and maybe try some answers yourself)
  • do a 5 minute presentation of your research  as if you were applying for a job (very different from presenting at a conference)
  • try being an interviewee, interviewer and observer as you practice your interview skills in a safe environment
  • try a group exercise run by a big name recruiter
  • learn about how to get into medical communications careers
  • try psychometric tests

There won’t be the chance to try all of the above (that would take a two day workshop) but you should be able to prioritise and get some practical help for the kind of assessments you’re likely to encounter in your chosen career.

Day 3: Wednesday 15th June 2011, Armitage Centre
Once again, we’re running the PhD and Researcher Career Zone @ The Graduate Recruitment Fair. This is a dedicated room at our big recruitment fair, just for researchers.

We’ll have a small number of recruiters specifically interested in PhDs and researchers who can answer your questions about how employers view PhDs, some of the kinds of work they do, how PhDs can promote themselves.

We won’t kid you that your ideal employer will definitely be there offering you a job (though they might). Most employers who target PhDs only want one or two a year, so they don’t often come to recruitment fairs. However, there will also be over 70 employers to talk to in the main fair, many of whom will take applications from PhDs.

Who can come?
Any current University of Manchester PhD researcher or member of research staff. If you have recently completed your PhD (up to 3 years ago), you can still come along. If you are a member of research staff without a PhD, you’re very welcome to attend, but you should be aware that there will be a strong focus on what you can do with a PhD.

If you are a researcher at another institution, we’re also offering places for Day 1 and/or Day 2 at a modest cost – try talking to your institution first as some NW universities have paid for their researchers to attend the event in the past.

NB. Anyone from any institution can attend Day 3 at no charge, no booking required (so bring your friends).

Booking
As we’ve had up to 500 people attending on some days, it’s really important to book your place for Day 1 or Day 2 in advance. (Otherwise, there won’t be enough lunch to go round – did I mention there was a free lunch? Oh yes.)

Even though we’ve only recently opened booking, we’ve got over 100 people booked on already, so don’t miss out.

More information
I’ll be blogging with more detail on each day as the event approaches and more contributors confirm their attendance. If there’s anything you want to know, just drop me a comment on this post and I’ll answer either in the comments or in a new blog post.

Manchester Jobs Fair – 16th/17th June

Just to remind you that we have our big 2 day jobs fair running at the Armitage Centre, Fallowfield, Manchester, this Wednesday and Thursday.

Last chance until Autumn
We won’t be running another Fair after this until October, and employers don’t visit campus over the summer, so if you want to talk to employers before the next big surge of undergrad recruitment in the Autumn, now’s the time to act, even if you don’t graduate until the end of the calendar year.

Careers advice for postgrads
We’re also offering careers advice to any grads or postgrads who turn up on either day, plus a number of PhD specialist advisers who will be there on Wednesday.

Full details of the fair are on our Careers Service website (including which employers are there on which days – different employers attend different days, so check before you travel). More information on postgrads attending the fair is in a recent blog post.

And if you’re confused and looking for Pathways Day 3 – that’s the same thing as the PhD Zone @ the Graduate Fair.

See you at the Fair!