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Researcher Careers Networking Night 2024

King's Building, Strand Campus, London

This information is for employers - researchers can book via King's CareerConnect

To request a space, click on the red button to be taken to our booking form on King's CareerConnect. You will need to register with us if you do not already have an organisation account.

Engage our PhD students and research staff with your opportunities and expand your organisation's talent to this specialised cohort.

Our Researcher Careers Networking Night showcases a breadth of roles outside academia to candidates keen to take their research skills into new commercial and public sector opportunities. If you have dedicated recruitment streams, or have viable opportunities that would benefit from this talent pool, this is the event for you.

Q&A sessions throughout the evening

There is an opportunity for some employer representatives who have moved out of academic research to talk about how they made that transition and their top tips for current researchers.

Networking Night

An opportunity for employers and alumni to chat to our researchers about moving beyond academic research for example: discovering more about what you look for in researchers, how they can market their transferable skills and the types of roles that are available including work experience opportunities. We would love you to send representatives who have made that transition themselves and/or are experienced in hiring researchers specifically.


  • Standard package: FREE

Completion of a booking request does not guarantee attendance - please review our Disclaimer. Cancellation and non-attendances charge of £100 + VAT applies. Please see our Terms & Conditions

Why Recruit from King's?

information for researchers
  • 4,132 PhD students and +2,000 research staff across our faculties
  • 38th ranked university in the World University Rankings (Times Higher, 2024)
  • 12th Globally for Most International University (Times Higher, 2024)
  • 24th Globally for University Impact (Times Higher, 2022)
  • Outstanding REF Results (2021): 6th for 4* (world-leading) research and 3rd among multi-disciplinary institutions for research impact

Good to know... Over 50% of PhD students look for careers outside academia (careers registration). Our 2019/20 Graduate Outcomes saw 70% of PhD students go into full time employment, of which 78% confirmed to be using skills acquired from their PhD.

2023 Attendance Stats


Our careers learning journey is framed through Discover, Focus and Action and we capture information on where our students' thinking is. Attendees from all three stages will be attending our events so you will get a variety of question based on which stage they are at.

Read more in our employer briefing (pdf).

Sponsorship Packages

Enhance your profile through our sponsorship packages for our Researcher Careers Networking Night 2024.

At this event

Anna Favalessa

Careers Education Team Leader (Research Talent)

Phil Hardcastle

Employer Relations & Development Manager

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