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Chemistry provides support and mentoring for research students through discipline specific and advanced research training. Transferable skills and employability are developed further through bespoke courses and events offered through the Science Faculty Graduate School. Full details of all these training opportunities are found in the Personal and Professional Development Programme.

Advice on career options, writing your CV, internships and interview preparation is available at the drop-in sessions held every Monday from 11 am to 12:30 pm in the Chemistry Foyer. These provide opportunities for an informal chat with Chemistry’s PGR Careers Officer, Rebecca Wyand.

PGR Careers Events are held throughout the year. Full details of these events can be found in MyCareerCentral, just search for Chemistry.

Chemistry’s Director of Postgraduate Research Studies (Prof Andy Cammidge) and research student supervisors are also happy to offer advice on the preparation of CVs, cover letters and employment opportunities.

Career Development

Securing funding to attend a conference, perform fieldwork, participate in public engagement and/or communicate your science to a lay audience will develop your career and enhance your CV. A list of funding opportunities is maintained by UEA’s Research and Enterprise Office. 

There are some funding opportunities available to female research students. For example, the British Federation of Women Graduates offers scholarships to women in their third year of doctoral studies or part time equivalent at the time when the awards are given out. The awards are given on the basis of evidence of academic excellence, referee reports and, for those shortlisted, brief presentations of their research to a panel of academics. The Funds for Women Graduates awards grants specifically for the living expenses of female post-graduate researchers with the aim of positively impacting their future careers and our society as a whole.