Career Development

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Leeds Creative Labs

Leeds Creative Labs is part of a longer-term programme of engagement and collaboration between the University of Leeds and the local creative and cultural industries of the North, aiming to...

  • Spark collaborations between academics and creative innovators to find new and inventive ways to showcase academic research and achieve broad public impact.
  • Increase our understanding of how the arts and technology might inform and support research relevant to contemporary society.
  • Create new works, new ideas and new methodologies through collaboration and creative prototypes.

Leeds Humanities Research Institute

The Leeds Humanities Research Institute (LHRI) provides short-term Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunities, for University of Leeds PhD students in the Faculties of Arts and PVAC, who have recently submitted their completed theses or have recently passed their doctoral vivas.

The scheme is intended to give the best of our PhD students the support needed to advance their research and their careers in the period between thesis completion and the taking up of a first post. Although these Fellowships are non-stipendiary, successful applicants will be given office space at the LHRI, full access to its computing, printing and other resources (including library access), and entrée into the collective life of a thriving, inter- and multi-disciplinary research community.

Up to 48 Fellowships are available each year and they normally last about 3 months.

Career Services

As an early career researcher you are entitled to use the wide range of high quality services provided by the Careers Centre.

Support is also provided for PGRs looking at careers outside academia. PGRs can book individual guidance appointments with Faculty focused career consultants via the TargetConnect appointment booking system which is available via the Careers Centre website. The Centre also has a drop in service for short queries, available every day 1.00pm-4.00pm.  

    The Careers Centre website is packed full of helpful resources including making applications, writing an academic CV and looking for work.

    The Centre can also offer:

      • events aimed at researchers
      • job roles and tips to help you break into different career sectors
      • discussions with a specialist Career Consultant for researchers