Skip to main content Skip to navigation


Next Steps Careers Series

A blend of both in person and online events to support you through your decision making for your career.

Next Steps

No matter what stage of your PhD, you need to start planning where next now. Deciding what career will suit you and your skills, abilities and what you value will help you think about what you need to be doing now to get the career of your choice. The Series will cover support for staying in academia, moving to industry, preparing for leadership

Weekly themes supported online and in person:

Week one 30 May Get your career discussions started

Week two 7 June Post PhD - Staying in academia

Week three 14 June Managing my career

Week four 21June Preparing for Leadership

Week five 28 June Teaching in HE, FE & Schools

Week six 4 July Post-Phd - Moving out of academia

Week seven 11 July Maintaining momentum & motivation

Week eight 19 July Wider academic Challenges & Maintaining momentum & motivation

Workshop bookings and details

For all workshops you will need to book via SkillsForge. For the full timetable, follow up resources, podcasts and speaker information check out the Next Steps Careers Handbook.

University Careers Service

The University Careers service offers a range of careers guidance and support, including one-to-one appointments.


Researcher Development Online

The Doctoral College's RDO programme offers various workshops which can help you boost your qualifications and job hunting skills.


Warwick Post-Doctoral Schemes

Warwick offers post-doctoral schemes via the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) and the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL).

Our Post-PhD funding page can direct you to opportunities at Warwick and beyond.

Need more help? If you are struggling to access the guidance and support you need for planning your future career, you should reach out to your supervisor(s), your personal tutor, or your Director of Graduate Studies. You can also contact the Doctoral College directly. Return to the Researcher Development Online root page.