SOAS University of London

Careers Service


Workshops on topics related to career planning, key skills and job applications run in the Careers Seminar Room, SL62 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. Details of forthcoming workshops will be listed here at the beginning of each term.

Introduction to Academic Career Planning - Thursday 30th April 1-2pm

Open to all PhDs but which might be most useful for 1st Year PhD Researchers

What is required for a successful academic career? This session will introduce you to career planning for researchers. It will encourage you to analyse your attitudes to what career success means for you. We will also explore potential career paths in academia, and invite you to reflect on ways to develop yourself so that you are ready to apply for academic roles toward the end of your PhD. There will be some focus on planning your next steps and considering how to make the most of your time as a doctoral researcher.

Learning objectives:

  • Analyse different attitudes to careers
  • Identify career paths in academia
  • Evaluate gaps in your experience
  • Formulate a plan to support your academic career success

Bookings now open

Presenting and Networking at Conferences - Thursday 7th May 1-2pm

Open to all PhDs and ECRs but which might be most useful for 2nd and 3rd Year PhD Researchers - Sally and Marcella

Bookings now open

About to Finish Your PhD? What Next for an Academic Career? Thursday 14th May 1-2pm

Open to all PhDs and ECRs but which might be most useful for final year PhD Researchers and ECRs - Kathy

Bookings now open

To book a place on an event, you will need to click on the event link that takes you to our careers management system, CareersZONE. If it is your first time, you will be redirected to the portal and once in the system you will be asked to update your profile. This will allow you to receive information and opportunities targeted to your current preferences. Please note: you will only need to do this once, and is separate to Careers Registration data that you were asked to complete at enrolment.

The registration for each workshop will open about 2-3 weeks before the date and you will be notified by email.