Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Career development consultation

A career development consultation is a one-to-one appointment with a professional careers adviser.

You can have as many consultations as you need and they are available all year round.

One to one specialist advice

You can use this appointment for many purposes, including:

  • discussing your career options and planning strategies
  • practical advice on preparing a targeted CV or application form.
  • undertaking a mock job interview for an upcoming role you have applied for
  • general advice and discussion on any career issue relevant to you or your current situation

Who is eligible?

The Careers Service is able to provide career development support for:

  • academic research-only staff, e.g. research assistants and associates, post-docs, and research fellows; and
  • early career academic teaching staff, e.g. teaching assistants and teaching fellows. This does not include academic staff on open-ended lecturing contracts.

Consultation appointments can help you, whatever your current stage. You may:

  • have recently joined the University.
  • be coming to the end, or potential end, of a project or contract.
  • have been here a number of years and aim to develop a long term career in the University
  • be actively looking to move in a new career direction.

How to book

To book a consultation appointment, please complete a career development consultation booking form.

The process of booking an appointment is confidential.

Consultation booking form

Career Transition Support

Academic staff placed at risk of redundancy can also access career transition support facilitated by University HR Services. Further details: