College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Preparing for careers in and beyond academia

Advice and information on how to strategically manage your career while in CMVM, fellowship funding routes, and for help with moving on from academia.

The Research Careers Tool is designed to help researchers to be more strategic and selective in what they take on.

Careers Beyond Academia

Information to help prepare for careers beyond or alongside academia, including advice and support to commercially develop your ideas.


Scientists in lab coats in a laboratory at the Roslin Institute.
Information and links on fellowships, with relevance to early career researchers in the College.

Performance and Development Review: Making the most of your P&DR

Helpful information and guidance to make the most of your annual Performance and Development Review (P&DR)

Teaching and supervision

Meeting between student and supervisor
Information on how to get started and how to maximise the benefits of your supervision and teaching

Recordings of seminars and career conversations

If you missed any of our seminars or wish to view again at your leisure, most of our seminars are available here: careers beyond academia talks, career conversations, which are ten minute interviews on why our speakers made the switch from academia to a different career path, how to find mentors using Platform One, career development seminars.