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Making the Leap: How Researchers Find Non Academic Jobs, 17 Oct

17 October 2023, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

A birds-eye view image of students sat on steps within University College London's Student Centre, Main Quad.

Sign up to this session to gain knowledge and information on jobs in alternate sectors to academia.

Event Information

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Sophia Donaldson


You will be emailed some resources that we will look at during the session in advance, so please check your email 3 hours before the session. Also, please make sure your environment makes is possible for you to talk during the workshop and that you have a mic working (the workshop is interactive)!

If you have any specific requirements in terms of attending this event that we need to be aware of in advance, please do get in touch as soon as possible to let us know how we can help.

Learning outcomes for this workshop

This workshop will help you:

  • Network with other attendees in order to share knowledge of occupations, job sectors and possible challenges and opportunities
  • Gain a wider awareness of the range of occupations entered into by doctoral graduates through career destinations surveys
  • Know where, and how, to obtain in-depth occupational knowledge to help with new career research and selection
  • Enhance your awareness of the methods used to uncover employment opportunities and gain valuable advice from UCL Doctoral Graduate alumni on how to make a successful transition
  • Reflect on what areas may interest you personally and what steps you might need to; clarify your targets, enhance your chances of finding and securing the right role.

Note: Prior to this workshop we ask you to investigate and identify at least one role beyond academic research entered into by someone who used to work in your research discipline: what does that role involve and what steps they may have taken to secure it. You will be asked to share this information with other participants at the end of the workshop (note: we do not expect you to share any personal details of people you may know outside academia)