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.

Postgrad Networking Mixer
21st October 4pm - 6pm
Mermaid Bar, Guild of Students
Sober Socials Games Night
22nd October 7pm - 10pm
Come and join us every Friday from 7pm until 10pm for our weekly Games Nights! We play a wide variety of games and are open to any students from any background.
Commuter Students' Social
27th October 1pm - 3pm
Mermaid Bar, Guild of Students
Postgrad Networking Mixer
28th October 4pm - 6pm
Mermaid Bar, Guild of Students