Beyond the PhD

Beyond the PhD starts on Friday 25 May 2018 with a panel discussion on what to do with the PhD outside academia. This series of events helps you explore career options and work out effective strategies for presenting your research profile for the work environment after the PhD. On Friday we welcome Kirstie Imber, who did her PhD in history of art and now works for the civil service, and Owen Hatherley, who did a PhD in English and now writes for the Guardian.

 

1.     What to do with a PhD? Thinking outside the Box – Panel Discussion

Friday 25 May 2018, 6.00-8.00, 30 Russell Square, room 101

Speakers: Kirstie Imber (History of Art, Civil Service) and Owen Hatherley (EH, journalist and free-lance writer); Chaired by Luisa Calè (AD PGR, School of Arts)

This panel discussion features short presentations illustrating how doctoral research prepares for research outside of academia, followed by a Q&A.

·        This event is free, but you need to reserve a place: please click here.

 

2.     Academic Careers: Myths and Facts – Panel Discussion

Thursday 31 May 2018, 6.00-8.00, Malet Street, G15

Speakers: Chris Dillon (History, King’s), Sam McBean (English, QM), Paul Stock (EH PhD, now LSE International History), chaired by Dr Luisa Calè (AD PGR, School of Arts)

This panel discussion features short presentations on academic careers through the experience of alumni, followed by a Q&A.

·        This event is free, but you need to reserve a place: please click here.

 

3.     Job Applications (Workshop 1)  

Friday 15 June 2018, 6.00-9.00, 30 Russell Square, room 101.

Confirmed speakers: Zara Dinnen (EH PhD, Birmingham, now Queen Mary), chaired by Dr Luisa Calè (AD PGR, School of Arts)

In this practical workshop we will discuss how to write CVs and Cover Letters. Please bring along a CV and cover letter you have written, or write one for a job you see advertised in jobs.ac.uk.

·        This event is free, but you need to reserve a place: please click here.

 

4.     Job Presentations and Interviews (Workshop 2)

Monday 18 June 2018, 6.00-9.00, B18 Malet Street.

Led by Professor Anthony Bale, Dean of the School of Arts

 

This practical workshop focuses on how to prepare for a job interview, discussing different kinds of job presentation and what to expect from the interview.

·        This event is free, but you need to reserve a place: please click here.

 

5.     Research Grants (Workshop 3)

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 7.00-9.00, Malet Street, B18

Speakers: Katherine Hunt (London Consortium PhD; early career fellow, Oxford), and Sophie Jones (EH PhD; Leeds Medical Humanities; currently ISSF postdoctoral fellow at Birkbeck); Chaired by Luisa Calè, AD PGR, School of Arts, with Professor Mark Crinson (AD Research, School of Arts)

 

In this practical workshop we will discuss how to write a successful grant application with alumni with experience gaining library and archive grants (incl. Huntington), postdocs, and Early Career Fellowships. In preparation for this session, identify a grant you would like to apply for, read the application form, and think about how you would go about applying for it.

·        This event is free, but you need to reserve a place: please click here.

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