Whilst studying for a postgraduate degree, whether taught or research, there are many opportunities for you to develop your skills and employability. 

Through my Skills Acquisition Project, I want to ensure you have the information needed to develop both transferable and vocational skills, to make sure you’re in the best position post-graduation.

I aim to do this by signposting relevant careers services, where you can find work, seek advice and access useful resources.

Alongside this I want to provide personal development opportunities through Postgrad events and Masterclasses, where you can network, have fun and learn vocational skills.

So, if you’re looking for work, need advice or want to up-skill, keep reading!



If you’re looking for volunteering opportunities or part-time work at the Guild or in the local area head to Jobs, Skills and Volunteering.

Careers Network

Careers Network can help you to develop your professional skills, gain work experience and prepare for full-time work post-university.


Birmingham Environment for Academic Research
helps postgraduate researchers gain valuable research skills through a variety of workshops.

LinkedIn Learning

Interested in being creative, broadening your knowledge and gaining more transferable skills, check out LinkedIn Learning.

Personal Development

Want to develop your vocational skills and have fun? Check out the latest PG events and Masterclasses here, giving you the opportunity to network, learn new skills and have fun.

Wellbeing Fairy
29th March 10am - 10th May noon
Link included
Match Up, Catch Up
19th April 10am - 14th May 10am
Meet someone new!
Housemate Finder
11th May 6pm - 7pm
Zoom (link emailed ahead of event)
Housemate finder is a relaxed and friendly way to meet like-minded people, also looking to meet others to live with next academic year..
Winterbourne Walk & History Tour
12th May 1:45pm - 3pm
Meet at Guild of Students, Winterbourne Gardens
Meet others & try something new!
All Student Meeting
12th May 4pm - 6pm
Online - on Zoom