What's next after your PhD?
On Tuesday 21 May 2019 the Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP presented a lively day of discussion on the keys to career thinking, both academic and non-academic.
This workshop featured short and snappy presentations on academic and non-academic career opportunities as well as sessions on networking and job application skills. Presenters included academic staff, a PGR-specific careers adviser and more.
Programme for the day and presentations (via links)
Professor Michael Hand – Deputy Director, MGS ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership
10:40-12:40 Session 1 - Opportunities
Moving in-and-out of academia: developing your academic profile for a lectureship - Dr Tom Perry (School of Education, University of Birmingham)
Getting published - Professor Michael Saward (Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick)
Research Careers in the Third Sector - Dr. Prema Nirgude (Research and Evaluation Manager, Royal Air Forces Association)
Careers in University Research Support - Dr. Barry Dixon (Research Strategy and Development Manager (Social Sciences), Research & Impact Services, University of Warwick)
13:30-15:00 Session 2 - Exploring Options and CV Advice
Dr Holly Prescott (Postgraduate Researcher Careers Adviser, University of Birmingham)
A practical session which will include:
- Exploring your options
- Differences between academic and non-academic CVs
15:00-15:15 Refreshment break
15:15-17:00 Session 3 - Networks and Social Media
Social media presence and employment: raising your profile - Lydia Topliss (ESRC Doctoral Programmes Manager, University of Nottingham)
Speed networking - facilitated by Dr Eren Bilgen (PGR Community Engagement Officer, University of Birmingham)