Career Progression

The Equality and Diversity Committee aims to encourage and enable the professional development of all departmental staff and students.

A few resources and links are listed below.

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Information for Undergraduate Students

The Careers Service, Careers Tutor, and the network of Personal Tutors can help ensure that students receive the support and guidance they need. The Careers Tutor works with the staff in the Department and Careers Service to engage with students throughout the undergraduate degree programme and deliver the Physics at Work elements of the course as well as the sessions organised by the Careers Service.

More information is available in the Student Information Guide, which is available on Blackboard.

Information for Postgraduate Students

Postgraduate students can attend career skills and development courses provided by the Graduate School and the College of Science and Engineering. For more information, please visit the Postgraduate Resources page.

Information for All Staff

A quick list of links is below, please see Useful Links for Staff for a more comprehensive list of resources.

Staff Development (including training)
University of Leicester vacancies

Information for Research and Technical Staff

Research and technical staff may also attend the Research Staff Forum, who meet quarterly. The RSF was set up to give staff on fixed-term contracts an opportunity to discuss career progression and other issues with each other and to raise concerns directly, yet anonymously if desired, with the academic staff and Head of Department. The RSF recently organised a workshop on grant-writing, in partnership with Staff Development. For more information about the RSF please contact Neil Humpage.

Research Support Office
Postdoctoral Fellowships Listing
RAS jobs mailing
AAS Job Register


The University supports the Concordat to support the career development of researchers.  A Concordat Steering Group advises on the implementation of the Concordat at the University, and the College of Science and Engineering representatives on that group are Prof Andrew Blain and Dr Sarah Casewell. Further information can be found here:

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