You may decide that research is not for you, or you may enjoy your research job but don’t want to be a lecturer. It can be very daunting to think of leaving academia, especially if you have worked in a University for a long time. Don’t worry, many other researchers have made the transition successfully and so can you! During your time in research you will have developed many transferable skills which will be invaluable to other career possibilities. The resources below will give you ideas for alternatives, help you to think about what you want from a career and help you to sell yourself outside academia.
- Lunchtime Career Seminars - Regular seminars held in the Careers Service, providing an informal opportunity to hear about the career pathways of previous PhD and Research staff as well as interactive sessions on how to find jobs in your sector and geographical region.
- Jobs.ac.uk has several articles on career development.
- The UoB Careers Service has information about different careers in their information library at 11 Priory Rd and on their website.
- Making the transition – a set of talks from ex-Bristol researchers who now have jobs outside academia. You can also read the slides and audio recordings from previous presentations.