Careers and Alumni

Postgraduates completing both research and taught degrees in CURDS have an extremely strong record in undertaking further study and/or gaining employment.

Our successful PhD postgraduates have gone on to further post-doctoral study at the Universities of Amsterdam and Kiel, and the European Commission Joint Research Centre in Seville. Others have gone into employment at North East Local Enterprise Partnership, higher education in Costa Rica and local government in South Korea.

Our successful Masters, Diploma and Certificate postgraduates have advanced to PhD studies within CURDS as well as further afield in the Universities of Oslo, Pisa Potsdam and Tokyo. Others have secured employment in the public, private and voluntary sectors within the UK and abroad for organisations including Durham County Council, Homes and Communities Agency, National Audit Office and the Victoria State Government, Australia.

The contact networks developed through CURDS research activities are often used to support work placement, shadowing and internship activities. Such linkages are integral to enhancing the employability of postgraduates beyond their degrees.

We keep an active relationship with our alumni and welcome their ongoing contact.