Careers for international postgraduate researchers

At Birmingham, we welcome a wealth of students and researchers from all over the globe.

Our postgraduate researchers experience a variety of culture both in their daily lives and in their research. Many will have the choice to continue their careers in the UK, abroad or back in their home country.

No matter you want to be in your future career, we offer our international students a variety of specially tailored events, including coaching and skills workshops on topics such as networking skills, job seeking strategies and job seeking in the UK and beyond. This includes guidance on applications to academic roles. 

Our Careers Network offers free online resources, face to face consultation and also runs the Global Careers blog, with posts about having a career abroad and international graduates building a career in the UK.

Careers Network also runs the Global Careers event series, designed for international students, focusing on country or industry specific job applications and interview skills.

Events in the past have included: 

  • Hays Asia recruitment event - for offices across China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia. 
  • Global opportunities at Amazon. 
  • Global University Career Development Conference (GUCDC)
  • Linkedin group for international students and alumni from the University of Birmingham to connect.