Started thinking about the future?

Each month we will pull together all the key things you need to know about the careers support we have here in the Doctoral College for ECRs and PGRs.

Careers Support – Rana Marrington is our Careers Adviser

She is an experienced Careers Adviser who has specialised in working with executive and professional clients from a range of sectors in commerce and industry, as well as having worked in education. Rana has coaching and psychometric testing experience in addition to careers counselling. If you have any careers enquiries, please do contact her. It is always useful to start planning early.

“Usual enquiries include questions about CVs, applications and interview preparation, for example, but a careers discussion also offers the opportunity to explore career development ideas within and beyond academic life. I look forward to working with you”.

Rana is available for Careers Interviews either face to face, via Skype, Zoom or phone and we are also beginning to discuss the workshops that she will offer.

How to Book



  • If you would like to meet with Rana please email her at and she will be able to schedule an appointment for you

On-line Career Resource – Find it difficult to attend Careers workshops on campus?

Then take a look at Innovating Your Career – a practical guide to kick starting your career adventure. using videos, articles and downloadable resources developed by Dr Elaine Hickmott.

Take a look at the link to find out more and if you are interested and would like to access please let Rana know so you can receive a licence


Join the Institute of Directors (IoD) Doctoral College Community

Following on from  Doctoral College Research Conference don’t miss out on your opportunity for FREE membership

Make Connections– Develop your Networking Skills – Build your Profile

The Doctoral College has a small number of Free Memberships worth £75.00 per year available, so check out it out before they are all allocated!

 Join an enthusiastic and dedicated group of doctoral students and early career researchers from all backgrounds and disciplines, here at the University of Surrey, with the support of the Institute of Directors.

With an active IoD Committee here at Surrey who are developing a range of events and speakers of interest to post graduate and early career researchers and regular IoD student meetings take the opportunity to build contacts and connections, whether you see yourself working in academia, as a potential corporate high-flyer or a budding entrepreneur.

Offering a range of benefits, membership gives a competitive edge when applying for jobs or setting up a new business.

 Want to join the IoD Student Doctoral Community or find our more?

If you’re interested in becoming a student member (don’t’ be put off by the use of the word student it just happens to be the name of the level of membership) of the Institute of Directors or want to know more please contact James Armstrong

Further general information about the IoD and the benefits of becoming a member can be found here.