Alumni Services

PhD Horizons: a careers conference for PhD students

On Tuesday 6 June, PhD alumni will be inspiring current students and recent graduates by speaking at the PhD Horizons Conference, showcasing the breadth of career opportunities open to PhD graduates.

Edinburgh skyline and horizon

The conference, now in its third year, will have:

  • Thirty inspiring speakers from a wide range of occupations and industries.
  • Advice for making the most of a doctorate in a challenging recruitment market.
  • One-to-one drop-in sessions with careers consultants.
  • Information stalls.

This year’s sessions will cover careers in:

  • Third sector
  • Business and technology
  • Creative industries
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Non-academic science
  • Science communication
  • Policy and non-academic research
  • Professional roles in higher education
  • Academia

Full Conference details


Recent graduates (up to two years since graduating) can book directly on MyCareerHub:

Book your place 

For those who graduated more than two years ago, please email:

Get involved

If you would like to get involved and help inspire students like those at PhD Horizons, please email

Alumni profiles

To celebrate PhD Horizons, this month's collection of Alumni Profiles focusses on those who completed their PhD:

Alumni Profiles: May 2017