NERC doctoral training programmes are bringing together employer organisations, skills specialists and experienced alumni to deliver
an exciting, informative two-day careers event for PhD students
and recent graduates.
You are invited to join us at Conference Aston, Birmingham or online, where you will have opportunities to:
• Explore career paths open to you and learn more about organisations employing post-docs
• Gain new insights through group discussions with academics and industry partners
• Pose your top questions for alumni, academic and industry representatives during panel sessions
• Build your networks with PhDs from other NERC-funded doctoral training programmes
• Develop key skills for gaining employment during expert-led workshops

We look forward to welcoming you on 13th and 14th July 2022, and supporting you to take your next steps.

Conference Aston, Birmingham and online
Date & Time
July 13th, 10:00 AM - 5:00PM
July 14th, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
For NERC-funded PhDs

Our programme
Wednesday 13th July
10:00 AM
10:30 AM
Introduction and learning outcomes
To maximise the outcomes of the event, this session will help to prepare you by examining inner reflection and resilience in career exploration, and what to look for in the 'Learning from real life' sessions. This presentation will be followed by networking opportunities.
1:00 pM -
5:00 PM
Learning from real life
For the duration of the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to hear from a diverse range of panellists, sharing their own experiences. 
Thursday 14th July
9:30 AM -
3:00 PM
Careers fair
Throughout the day we will host a number of employers and organisations offering opportunities to early career researchers.
9:30 AM -
3:00 PM
Skills workshops
Alongside the careers fair, you will be able to access a range of workshops to deliver key skills in career planning including:
Consultancy and entrepreneurship; Interview skills; CV surgery; Project management and communicating your research.
Contact us
If you have any questions about the event or your registration, please get in touch using the form.
You can use this form to let us know if you need to change or cancel your registration.
Privacy notices
Your personal details submitted during registration will be stored securely and will be used to keep you informed about the event and enable you to access the event. To further facilitate your involvement it may be necessary to share your details (name and email) with partners (for example, if you have expressed an interest in being contacted by an employer, or for purposes of arranging accommodation). Your details will not be otherwise used without your permission. 
During the event, sessions may be recorded. Online participants who do not wish to appear in recordings are welcome to keep videos and mics turned off and use online chat to ask questions. During the in person event, photographs may be taken for purposes of record keeping and future promotion of similar events by the DTPs.
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