UCL Careers



UCL Careers provides dedicated support for UCL’s researcher community in collaboration with the UCL Organisational Development.

Research assistants, Research students (MRes & PhD) and, Postdoctoral research staff have access to the range of services, resources and events highlighted on the three main areas of our site: Exploring options, Finding opportunities, Preparing to apply. As a researcher at UCL, you also have bespoke access to the following:

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One-to-one advice

Our specialist Careers Consultants with research backgrounds work closely with UCL’s research community to provide guidance regarding career options in academia and beyond, and support with applications.

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Practice interviews

For those who have been invited to a live, telephone, skype or recorded video interview, we also offer mock interviews where you can practice with one of our team and talk through the feedback they will provide.

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Events and workshops for Researchers – calendar and booking

We have a programme of Careers Consultant-led workshops on a broad range of topics, for both careers in academia and beyond academia, and also a programme of employer-led workshops, panels and networking events aimed specifically at those with a research background.

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Work experience for researchers

Our hackathons, consultancy challenges, and exclusive internships offer hands-on ways to network with employers and gain valuable experience for your CV.

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Researcher case studies

Want to explore the vast range of career paths open to those with a research background? We have put together a series of over 200 case studies to showcase the different areas researchers move into following their PhD.

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Researchers Blog

Keep up to date with all things researcher-based that are going on at UCL Careers by following UCL Researchers on Twitter or our specialist blog.

Get in touch

If you have queries about any of our services / resources or how we can support your career plans, (within or outside of academia), research students can get in touch through askUCL. Research staff members can contact us by email.

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