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Services for postgraduate and MBA students

Planning your career

Your experience of research as a PhD student may have increased your interest in pursuing a career in academia so you may be keen to apply for a research or lecturing post in a UK or overseas university. Alternatively, you could be considering a career outside of the academic environment as a large number of PhD students work in industry, commerce and the not-for-profit sector.

In order to compete effectively for your chosen career, it is important to take stock of your skills, qualities and work experience and assess how these match up with employers’ recruitment requirements. You can then put a plan of action together to help you to work towards your career goals.   

To discuss any aspect of your career plans with a career consultant please book a careers appointment. You are also welcome to use our drop-in service for quick queries.

In addition, research students can attend any of the workshops in our general workshops programme, covering such subjects such as using Social Media For Job seeking, Assessment Centres and many others. 

Useful websites

  • - A social networking site for researchers to connect and collaborate.
  • - contains academic job listings.
  • - jobs from academics from the UK and across the world.
  • EURAXESS - aids researchers in their career development, supporting mobility and acting as a support mechanism for researchers moving abroad or moving to the UK.
  • GoinGlobal - expert advice on finding jobs overseas, including country guides, company profiles and job opportunities.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) exist to link graduates with specialised expertise to businesses who can benefit from that knowledge. They are facilitated by academic institutions (including the University of Bradford) who employ the graduate, known as an associate, for specific projects as required by the business. Projects are generally two years in duration and can lead to permanent employment by the organisation.

You may be able to study for a Masters or other postgraduate qualification alongside the KTP depending on the project, and there is a personal development fund for training courses and development related to the project.

Find out more 

KTP at the University of Bradford

If you'd like to know more about KTPs and how the University of Bradford can help you, please feel free to get in touch with the Knowledge Transfer Partnership team on 01274 236000 or via email, they are always happy to have a chat about your options.

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Services for MBA students

One-to-one career coaching sessions with our MBA Career Consultants are available to assist you with preparation, resilience and a career action plan that could include developing a range of professional and personal skills. Whether you are looking to change your career or take it in a new direction we are here to assist you on your career journey.

Our experienced and professional career consultants Gillian Coyle and Beverley Thomas  offer appointments for MBA students. 

Book your appointment online or email to arrange a convenient slot.

We also offer appointments via phone, email and Handshake if you are not in Bradford - please get in touch for more details.

Please quote your full name, course and UB number when making a booking.

MBA Careers Webinar Schedule 

We run a series of one hour monthly Careers webinars specifically for our MBA students which are delivered by our MBA Career Consultants and guests. These webinars are usually offered twice in the day and evening (UK time), to cover a range of time zones, and are recorded and made available in Canvas afterwards (please email for graduate access.) Current titles include: Leveraging your MBA, Career development skills and progression for MBAs, Networking for career success, Time for change: Job search for professionals, Develop your MBA level CV, LinkedIn for job seekers and networkers, Salary negotiation and Presenting to the Board.

See more details on the Canvas MBA site or email us to find out more.

Semester 2, 2023/24 MBA Webinar Programme

To learn more and book on to a webinar, view the University of Bradford Handshake platform (only accessible by University of Bradford students, staff and graduates). 

  • Time for change? Job search for MBA Candidates and Graduates - Thursday 16 May: 12:00-13:00 or 18:00-19:00 
  • LinkedIn Masterclass - Tuesday 25 June: 12:00-13:00 or 18:00-19:00
  • Networking for Career Success - Tuesday 16th July: 12:00-13:00 or 18:00-19:00

Resources for MBA students

MBA specialist subscribed resources

These selected specialist MBA resources are available to you as students of the University:

  • MBA Exchange - a trusted partner of top business schools to connect their students and alumni with employers, domestically and internationally: Quality career opportunities, 400+ MBA development programs, MBA Employers Directory, online recruiting events and a dedicated School of Management dashboard.
  • Highered - A great website specifically for School of Management students with a range of Global job opportunities, assessments and webinars. If you are having any issues with accessing Highered please email
  • AMBA: As a triple Crown Accredited School student you have access to the AMBA careers resources via their website and member area. AMBA are launching their exclusive CV 360 tool which offers members automated CV scoring, instant analysis / feedback and progress tracking . They also have some brand-new exclusively negotiated benefits coming up, including more than 25% off co-working space with Workspott, up to 35% off business books and up to 30% off car rental with Auto Europe. You can read lots more articles and award-winning content in their AMBITION hub.  It is free to join by completing the short form online.

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