Careers and professional development

Professional development

postgraduate students

Workshops and professional development courses

As a postgraduate researcher, you’ll have the opportunity to attend a number of workshops offered by the University and our dedicated researcher training and development hub. The training and development opportunities will be tailored to reflect the demands of your current project and future employment, in line with the researcher development framework, and will include workshops covering broad skills such as:

  • research methodologies and data management
  • strategy, project planning and management
  • ethics and intellectual property.

Networking opportunities

You’ll have opportunities to attend and present at conferences and research events such as the Frontier Seminars which are presented by world leading scientists. This allows you to meet and network with colleagues and peers from across the academic community at national and international events.

You’ll also be able to take advantage of the Leeds Network, our online career networking tool, which gives you the chance to make contact with alumni.

Links with industry

The majority of our research in the School of Chemical and Process Engineering has a direct impact on industrial and societal themes relating to energy and transport, health and personal care, manufacturing and information and communications technology.

The beneficiaries of our research are industries and their customers including, energy generation and storage, aerospace, automotive, petrochemical, biomedical, pharmaceuticals, high value chemicals, materials processing and sensing & actuation, nuclear waste management, catalysts, inks and coatings, and agrochemicals. HM Government departments also benefit from our research on environment and energy policy.

You’ll benefit from our close working relationships with a large number of key companies and academic institutions in the UK and overseas. You’ll have the opportunity to attend industry talks, seminars and conferences where you’ll meet and network with colleagues from industry and academia. Many of our funded project studentships are in collaboration with our industrial partners.