When you first came to University you may have noticed that many academic staff used ‘Dr’ before their names. Have you ever wondered whether one day you could have the title ‘Dr’ before your name and what you would need to do to earn a PhD?
- Perhaps you are currently an undergraduate or Masters student and want to continue your studies?
- Perhaps you studied at a University some time ago, have been on a career path for a little while and want a little more? (People with PhDs work in a huge variety of role and do not just work in Universities)
- Perhaps you would like to begin a research career and work in a University or Industry?
Whatever your reasons for starting a PhD, the process of studying at this level will transform you into an independent researcher, will enhance your employability and will provide you with a project in which you can explore not only your research question but big questions about yourself and the world around you.
If you are interested in hearing more the University of Suffolk is hosting a series of PhD taster sessions on Saturday 8th July at the Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC). We will provide you with all the information that you will need about our postgraduate research areas, support available, funding opportunities, the application process and key deadlines. We will also provide you with an overview of what the PhD in the UK is, what you can expect and what would be expected of you.
10.30 – 11.30 - Getting started in your PhD - the PhD game with Stef Thorne and Professor Nicholas Caldwell
11.30 – 12.30 - Writing postgraduate research proposals with Andreea Tocca and Dr Cristian Dogaru
12.30 – 1.30 - Managing your supervisor with Dr Clare Gartland