Join us for a week of careers workshops to support current postgraduate taught and research students in their next steps after completing a master’s or PhD. The week will include career insights into academia and working in higher education, research science, psychology, consultancy, data, and teaching. There’ll also be many employability workshops focussed on academic CVs, career management, speed interviewing, managing your finances and more. Although these sessions are targeted to postgraduate students, all students are welcome to attend.
To find out more, and see events, click here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sector-focus/postgraduate-week
Monday 5th June
- PG Week Medway – CV Masterclass 12:00 – 13:30 – TBC – please check back prior to event
Top tips on how to make your CV stand out to employers
- PG Week: Academic Adjacent Careers in Higher Education 12:00 – 13:00 – Online
Hear from University of Kent staff working in careers outside of conducting academic research in HE, but still closely linked to research and academia.
- Postgraduate Week: Speed Interviewing Workshop 13:00 – 14:00 – Kennedy Seminar Room 1 KENSR1 – C
Come and practice your interview skills in this fast paced and highly interactive session!
- PG Week: Becoming a Teacher with Teach First 14:00 – 15:00 – Online
Becoming a teacher is a big choice. To learn more about how you can make a difference and why Teach First may be the best route for you. This is a great way to see how you can use your skills and your degree and give back to a community that needs it
- PG Week Medway – Cover Letter Masterclass 14:15 – 15:30 – TBC – please check back prior to event
Top tips on how to make your cover letter stand out to employers
- PG Week: Delivering Great Consulting 16:00 – 17:30 – Online
Gain an insight into PA Consulting, its graduate scheme, and how to deliver great consulting work for clients.
Tuesday 6th June
- PG Week Medway – LinkedIn Masterclass 12:00 – 13:30 – TBC – please check back prior to event
Support to create or update your LinkedIn profile
- PG Week: Starting a career as an academic 12:00 – 13:00 – CESR5 – Cornwallis East – C
Join Professor Gordon Lynch, Michael Ramsey Professor of Modern Theology and Director of the Graduate and Researcher College, who will be sharing insights into becoming an academic.
- Postgraduate Week: CVs and Cover Letters for Postgraduates 13:00 – 14:00 – ELT2 + live stream – Eliot College – C
An interactive session covering the essentials of writing an effective CV and cover letter
- PG Week: Careers in data and health informatics with the NHS 14:00 – 14:30 – Online
Providing excellent patient care requires working with wide range of data, information and technology. For this 30-minute interactive workshop, you will hear how Karen uses technology in clinical practice.
- PG Week: Getting into NHS – exploring different roles and making strong applications 16:00 – 16:30 – Online
With over 350 job roles in health and care, this 30-minute workshop delivered by NHS recruitment team will give you an insight into the postgraduate roles for you to consider applying for.
- PG Week: Career in Research Science (panel) 17:30 – 18:30 – Online
Are you an aspiring Research Scientist? Hear from a panel of Research Scientists about their career in research since completing their postgraduate qualifications.
Wednesday 7th June
- GRC Annual Postgraduate Conference 09:00 – 17:00 – Sibson Atrium – C
The Annual Postgraduate Conference (formerly the Researchers’ Showcase) returns and will exhibit the exceptional work carried out by our research community at the University of Kent.
Thursday 8th June
- PG Week Medway – Job Search Masterclass 09:30 – 11:00 – TBC – please check back prior to event
Where should I look for jobs?
- Postgraduate Careers Week – Money Matters. Manage your money effectively in life after Uni. 11:00 – 12:00 – Online
Financial Adviser, Annie Drylie will be here to help you prepare for the the financial changes and preparations you can make for the transition from student to professional
- Postgraduate Week : Academic CVs 12:00 – 13:00 – DLT1 + live stream – Darwin College – C
If you’re an aspiring lecturer or researcher then an academic CV is for you.
- Postgraduate Week : Career management for mature students and career changers 13:00 – 14:00 – DLT1 + live stream – Darwin College – C
Helping you create a career plan
- PG Week: Careers in psychology and mental health with the NHS 14:00 – 14:30 – Online
With over 350 job roles in health and care, this 30-minute workshop delivered by the clinical psychology team from the Kent & Medway Mental Health Support Team will give you an insight into a variety of postgraduate roles and progression pathways for
- Postgraduate Week: Careers in Finance with the NHS 16:00 – 16:30 – Online
Over £3 Billion is spent on health and care across Kent and Medway. What is the role of Finance professionals in ensuring the right spend that provides excellent patient care? Meet finance professionals who will share their insights.
Friday 9th June
- PG Week Medway – Application Masterclass 10:00 – 11:30 – TBC – please check back prior to event
A chance to practice filling out an application form, with a Senior Careers Adviser guiding you through the process.
- PG Week: LinkedIn Lab 13:00 – 14:30 – Templeman Library Cafe – C
Come along with your LinkedIn profile to receive a review from an Adviser and tips for how to use the platform effectively in order to grow your network!
- Postgraduate Week : Next steps after your Masters 15:00 – 16:00 – Online event
This session will support you in thinking about your options and the steps to take after your master’s.