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Careers Service

Personal Advice

Guidance appointments give you the opportunity to discuss your particular set of circumstances with a careers consultant. You may need practical help with an application form or more general help in order to clarify the direction you want your career to take. All discussions are confidential and can be useful both to those who wish to remain within academia and those who want to move into other employment areas. All appointments are with a specialist careers consultant for early career researchers.

Availability and how to book

30 minute appointments

These appointments can be booked in advance by phone, in person or simply drop in to the Careers Service on the day and wait for the next free slot (subject to availability). These appointments take place on Thursday mornings only between 10am - 12pm. Please note: When booking, you will need to state that you are an early career researcher.

Careers Discussions

Careers Discussions are booked after referral from a 30 minute appointment. You will need to complete a Career Discussion Form available to download from the top right of this page and return this to the Careers Service. On receipt of the form the Careers Service will contact you to arrange an appointment. Appointments take place on Thursday mornings only between 10am - 12pm.

Practice Interviews

Practice Interviews can only be booked if you have an interview lined up. To arrange a practice interview please complete the form available to download from the top right of this page and return it to the Careers Service. On receipt of the form, the Careers Service will contact you to arrange an appointment. Appointments take place on Thursday mornings only between 10am - 12pm.

Please note: If you are late for an appointment we reserve the right to turn you away in order to minimize inconvenience to other users of the service.

For further details, please contact us by email on careers@soas.ac.uk, by telephone on 020 7898 4115 or in person in Room G12!