PhD students and research staff

Welcome to the section of the LSE Careers website devoted to PhD students and research staff.

PhD career development programme 2015

Read the latest career development programme brochure below. The brochure outlines the most relevant services and resources and advises you on how to approach your career while at LSE. You can also download the brochure [pdf].


You can book an appointment with the PhD careers adviser on LSE CareerHub.
Please note: All career discussions are held in confidence.


Log in to LSE CareerHub to search for job opportunities and book places on careers events. Other PhD jobsites can also be found at PhD Job Opportunities.

Careers events

One hour seminars on careers issues relevant to PhD students run throughout the year. For information about the latest events log in to LSE CareerHub

Our PhD careers consultant also delivers seminars for the Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) programmes for PhD students and post-doctoral staff.  For more information contact TLC on

You can also find all our PhD careers seminar slides on this website.

Access to LSE Careers after you graduate

You can continue to book appointments with the PhD careers adviser for two years from the date of your PhD graduation.

For further information on alumni access please visit the CareerHub access page.

PhD students – find out about careers outside academia

Whether you have started your PhD recently, or have submitted your thesis, LSE Careers can help you find great opportunities if you’re interested in a career outside academia. There are perfectly viable career options for researchers and people with PhDs in the wider labour market. You  might find a meaningful career in government, consultancy, international organisations, social enterprise, finance, media, research institutes […]


Welcome to all PhD students – new and returning

A very warm welcome from Catherine Reynolds, Careers Consultant for PhD students and research staff! We have many years’ experience of working with PhD students from all departments and offer a substantial programme of career development for PhD students looking to develop their career in academic or in other employment sectors. We run specialist events, fairs, seminars and talks throughout the year […]


Coming towards the end of your PhD

As a PhD student coming towards the end of writing your PhD thesis, you are probably not making many job applications now, submission feels more important. Thinking about the future at this stage can be unnerving, unless you have been very well organised and secured a position already. This post is to reassure those of you without firm plans that there […]


PhD students: UK-China Joint Research and Innovation Partnership Fund

Known as the Newton Fund, this opportunity (jointly run by the British Council and the China Scholarship Council) supports research collaboration between the two countries. The subject areas are: health and life sciences (eg. HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, neglected tropical diseases, child mortality, maternal health) environmental technologies (eg. climate change, green technology, sustainable development, ecosystem services, resource scarcity) food and water […]


Considering a PhD?

Many students think about the possibility of doing a PhD. But how do you know if it’s right for you? A PhD can certainly be a rewarding experience but it can also be tough and will take several years, so it’s really worth thinking it through before making the decision to start. Here Catherine Reynolds, the PhD Careers Consultant here at LSE Careers, […]


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These are our forthcoming PhD events. You can search below or view all our events on CareerHub.