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What's next after your PhD?

Careers, skills, and looking to the future

In May 2015 The Midlands Graduate School (comprising the ESRC Doctoral Training Centres of the Universities of Birmingham, Nottingham and Warwick) presented a lively day of discussion on the keys to career thinking, both academic and non-academic.

The workshop for final year PhD students, featured short and snappy presentations on academic and non-academic career opportunities as well as sessions on networking and job application skills. Presenters included professors, students and figures from government and industry.

Links to the programme can be found to the right of this page.

Thank you to all those that attended and a selection of the speakers presentations from the day can be found below.

Speaker Presentations

Introduction - Frances Burstow – Training and Skills Committee, ESRC

Session 1 - Opportunities
Standing out from the crowd - Rachel Corke (Institute of Advanced Study)
Getting published - Professor Chris Warhurst (Institute for Employment Research)

Session 2 - Skills and capacity-building
Chris Manley and Charlie Cunningham - Senior Careers Consultants, Warwick University - with Clare Jones, Nottingham University, and Carl Jukes, Birmingham University
Give the employer what they want! Effective CVs and application forms

Session 3 - Contacts and networks

Networking tales: personal and social networking - Dr. Charlotte Mathieson (Research Fellow, IAS)
PhD student experiences - Karen Melrose (ESRC DTC student)




Event details

Date: Friday 22nd May 2015

Time: 10am- 4:30pm (registration from 9:30am)

Location: Radcliffe, Warwick University Conference Park, Coventry, CV4 7AL.

Please follow signs from Gibbet Hill Road, CV4 7AL or use the Conference Park's map and direction finder.


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