Careers Service How the Careers Service can help you

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 resources 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 (for example, 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 jobs.ac.uk to find out how to make the most of Careers Fairs

Vacancies for PhD students

1-to-1 appointments

You can book 1-to-1 appointments with your Faculty Careers Consultant for:

  • CV/application/cover letter check: make a half hour appointment with your Faculty Careers Consultant
  • guidance appointments: make a one hour appointment with your Faculty Careers Consultant
  • practice interviews: make a one hour appointment with your Faculty Careers Consultant

Find out how to book these through our services page and find out who your Faculty Careers Consultant is on our meet the team page.

Distance learners & part-time researchers

  • Individual advice: You can arrange to have a careers guidance appointment by telephone or Skype. 
  • Individual advice: You can arrange a remote CV check by your Faculty Careers Consultant.
  • If you are not based on campus during your research use Ask a question on MyCareer Hub.

Find out how to book these through our services page and find out who your Faculty Careers Consultant is on our meet the team page.