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What sort of support do PGRs want from the Careers Service?

What sort of support do PGRs want from the Careers Service?

Steve Carter (Student Careers)

Project overview

To look at PGR perceptions and awareness of the Careers Centre offer and if they feel that it meets their needs with regard to individual careers advice, workshop sessions and employer engagement.

The research approach

A combination of using survey and focus groups to ascertain PGR views about the Careers Centre offer in conjunction with baseline knowledge of current PGR engagement with us via data from MyCareer.

If we can ascertain what PGR perceptions are of the careers support on offer and find out if this meets their expectations, it will help to inform our support for them moving forward, especially what, if any, should be bespoke for this group of students.

Tying in with above, I would like to gain a firmer understanding of our (the Careers Centre) offer with regard to our PGRs instead of the more anecdotal information we currently have.  Doing this will, as mentioned in above, enable us to tailor our offer where we can.

If you would like to find out more about the project contact Steve Carter (

Each fellowship has a project sponsor that helps the fellows achieve impact across the institution. The sponsor for this fellowship is Karen Burland.

Project start date: 1 September 2022