How the Careers Service can help you

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The Careers Service offers specialist support for PhDs in addition to advice, resources and events relevant for everyone studying at the University.  Our website provides information and resources for every stage of your career planning. 

  • To start exploring careers sectors and get advice on deciding what you want to do, use the Choosing Your Career pages.
  • When you are ready to start applying make sure you access the resouces for CVs, cover letters, interviews and applications on the Making Applications pages. 
  • To enhance your skills through work experience and internships outwith academia use our Work Experience pages.


Events for all students including PGRs

  • All Careers Service and employer events are advertised via MyCareer (login with DS username and password).  You can also access details of events by checking the EVENTS calendar regularly (you can also access it via the University App).
  • Careers fairs, employer presentations and events are a useful introduction to organisations and industries  so make sure you know which employers will be holding presentations either on campus or in the Glasgow area.
  • All our events are open to PhDs.  These include: briefing sessions (each lasts 30 minutes) which cover essential information on a range of career topics (eg interviews, cover letters, assessment centres etc); workshops; employer presentations; and skills sessions delivered by employers.  
  • The Careers Service organises the Scottish Graduate Fair which takes place each year in October at the SEC Glasgow.  It is the largest graduate recruitment event in Scotland.
  • Visit to find out how to make the most of Careers Fairs


Vacancies for PhD students


1-to-1 appointments


Distance learners and part-time researchers

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