SOAS University of London

Careers Service


Workshops on topics related to career planning, key skills and job applications run on Thursdays throughout the year. These workshops provide the opportunity for learning in a group environment and cover issues around planning careers both in an academic environment and beyond, making connections and applying successfully for jobs. 

Autumn Term

Thur 20 Oct 1-3pm Academic career planning

What are your options in academia after completing your PhD? What is required for a successful academic career? The most obvious factors are the ability to carry out good research and to teach, but there are many others that are less obvious. This workshop will help you gain an understanding of what those activities are.


Thur 24 Nov 1-3pm Academic applications and CVs

In this workshop we will look at the more practical aspects of making yourself eligible for an academic career and applying for positions, including identifying where the jobs are and how to apply. We will explore what makes a good curriculum vitae or application for an academic role. You will be required to bring your own CV to this workshop.


Thur 8 Dec 1-3pm Interview skills for academic jobs

This workshop aims to give you a greater understanding of the format and content of potential interviews for academic jobs (both postdoctoral research positions and lectureships), but also provides some guidance on how best to prepare for an interview and gives you an opportunity to practice.


To register for any of the above workshops, you will need to complete an online registration form. Room location will be given on registration. The registration for each workshop will open about 2-3 weeks before the date and you will be notified by email.