Careers Conference for Researchers 2020

Are you wondering what your next career move might be? Keen to find out which employers and sectors beyond academia value the skills you have developed as an early career researcher? Curious to know how other researchers have applied their expertise in non-academic contexts?

Our fourth annual Careers Conference for Researchers offers research staff and 3rd/4th year DPhil students the opportunity to explore a range of rewarding career pathways. You will hear from PhD holders and former academic researchers speak frankly about their daily working lives in a variety of sectors. A networking lunch with employers who are actively seeking research-trained applicants gives further scope for investigating options for the future. Interactive workshops in the afternoon will help you identify skills and strategies for optimising your career preparedness, and our closing drinks provide a further chance for conversations with recruiters and former researchers.

While we finalise the 2020 conference programme, you can get an idea of what the day will look like by browsing the 2019 programme and podcasts.

Lunch and tea/coffee are provided.

Registration from 9:30 am.

To register your interest, please complete the form at

Completing this form is essential for registering your interest in this event. Places are limited and we expect demand to be high.

We will contact you again a month before the conference and ask you to book your place. To do this you will be asked to book into the event on CareerConnect. Only those who book the conference on CareerConnect will be registered to attend the conference. Please check your inbox and spam filter from the 25th February for a request from us to book your place.

If we are oversubscribed, priority will be given to early bookings from final year DPhils and research staff nearing the end of their contract. We reserve the right to cancel bookings made by individuals who are neither DPhil students nor research staff.

If you have any questions, please contact