Careers Service

Postgrad Essentials semester 1 2017

These sessions offer an introduction to key career concepts and ideas in 45mins. Open to taught and research postgrads across the University.

Book your place using the Careers Service booking system CareersLink (, using the ‘Event ID’ as your search term.

Postgrad Essentials: Making the most of Manchester (Event ID 4118)

Monday 2 Oct, 11:00-11:50, University Place Theatre B

Come along and hear what you can be doing to make the most of your time studying for a postgraduate degree at the University of Manchester.

Postgrad Essentials: Becoming an Academic (Event ID 4119)

Wednesday 4 Oct, 13:00-13:50, University Place Theatre A

What does it mean to work as an academic and how is success measured? This short session will explore the life of an academic to help you decide if it’s for you!

Postgrad Essentials: Job hunting strategies (Event ID 4120)

Monday 9 Oct, 11:00-11:50, University Place Theatre B

Hints and tips to get you started in your own job search.

Postgrad Essentials: CVs (Event ID 4122)

Wednesday 11 Oct, 13:00-13:50, Simon Building Theatre C

Dissect a CV and find out how to make a good impression with your written applications.

Postgrad Essentials: Covering letters (Event ID 4123)

Monday 16 Oct, 11:00-11:50, University Place Theatre B

What goes into a covering letter and how to maximise your impact. This session will take a paragraph by paragraph approach to structuring a covering letter.

Postgrad Essentials: Interviews (Event ID 4124)

Wednesday 18 Oct, 13:00-13:50, University Place Theatre B

What to expect once you walk into the interview room. This short session aims to demystify the interview process and offer hints and tips on making the most of each interview opportunity.