Research Students Seminars Booking System

Welcome to the online research skills booking system for workshops and training courses. On these pages you can view details of workshops, book places, view and manage your bookings, and run a transcript of workshops attended.

The online management system will keep track of your bookings for you. Once logged in the student area, you will be able to view those workshops you have requested; those which are confirmed, those you have attended, and those you are on a waiting list for. You will also be able to produce a personal transcript of your attended workshops.

Career Management Skills

Before you go on your Internship

This session is for postgraduate researchers who will be going out on an internship as part of their degree.
Staff Contact: Hilary Jones

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Careers 1:1 Consultations

Every week throughout the year, one of the specialist careers advisers for postgraduate researchers will be available at the Graduate Research Centre for 30 minute one-to-one consultations.
Staff Contact: Jane Simm

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CV and Linked-In profile retreat for researchers

This drop-in retreat provides the space, IT and support to enable you to enhance your CV and LinkIn profile.
Staff Contact: Rachael Roberts

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Doctoral Internships

The Doctoral Internship aims to provide employment-relevant experience for PGR students. This may be an integral part of their research project or experience unrelated to that.
Staff Contact: Charlotte Williams (charlotte.williams@sheffield.ac.uk)

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Getting experience during your PhD

This 2 hour session should help you understand ways in which you can gain work and other experience during your PhD
Staff Contact: Rachael Roberts/Jane Simm

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New Have a go at Group Exercises used in Recruitment and Selection (including at assessment centres)

This participative session will give you the opportunity to try exercises typically used by recruiters and experience what it is like to be both a participant and an assessor.
Staff Contact: Rachael Roberts

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Introduction to planning your academic career

In this session you will learn about the different career paths in academia and about a range of employers in higher education, including those outside the traditional university sector.
Staff Contact: Rachael Roberts

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Introduction to Planning your career outside academia

At this session you will be able to explore the career routes outside academia which are open to those with a research degree.
Staff Contact: Jane Simm

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Looking for a Job in the UK

This talk will cover the process of applying for jobs, both academic and non-academic, in the UK.
Staff Contact: Jane Simm

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New Making the most of your final year

This 2hr session will cover ways in which you can ensure you get the best value out of your final year of PhD study in order to be more ready for life after your PhD.
Staff Contact: Rachael Roberts

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Networking for Career Success

This session will provide an opportunity to find what networking is, why it's important, and how learning to network effectively can enhance your career opportunities.
Staff Contact: Jane Simm

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New Numerical Reasoning For Psychometric Tests (1)

Psychometric tests are used by a majority of graduate recruiters. There are many different kinds of psychometric tests - this workshop will help you to prepare for the numerical reasoning test.
Staff Contact: mash@shef.ac.uk

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New Numerical Reasoning for Psychometric Tests (2)

Preparation for numerical reasoning tests for Job Applicants.
Staff Contact: mash@shef.ac.uk

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Producing an effective CV

This interactive workshop you will show you how to put together an effective and up-to-date curriculum vitae.
Staff Contact: Rachael Roberts

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Promoting yourself well at Academic interviews

This session will help you to understand the interview practices and other selection methods used in recruitment to teaching and research posts in higher education.
Staff Contact: Jane Simm

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Promoting yourself well at interviews outside academia

This session will help you to understand the interview practices used by employers in industry, public services and other non–academic environments.
Staff Contact: Rachael Roberts

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Successful application forms and personal statements

This interactive session will show you how to complete application forms effectively.
Staff Contact: Jane Simm

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New Understanding psychometric tests (aptitude tests and personality questionnaires) used in recruitment

This session will explain the variety of tests and questionnaires being used, how they are assessed and how you could improve both your confidence and performance.
Staff Contact: Rachael Roberts

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Your PhD....What Next?

Everyone makes decisions in different ways and so there is no single best way to plan a career. This session will introduce you to a number of ways of making effective decisions about that next step.
Staff Contact: Rachael Roberts

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