Beyond the PhD: Exploring your options and making the most of your skills

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Second workshop of the joint AHRC Midlands4Cities DTP and ESRC Midlands Graduate School DTP Careers Series 2021.

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Who is the event for?

This session is designed for AHRC and ESRC funded researchers in arts, humanities and the social sciences and is primarily aimed at those entering or in their final year of PhD . Those in other years are welcome to attend.

What will the event cover?

  • The Training and Development Needs Analysis (TNA/DNA): Refocus and review
  • Be the solution: Articulating your skills and experience to employers
  • Personal experiences and tips from PhD students who graduated after 2008 financial crisis
  • Personal experiences from AHRC/ESRC alumni who are working outside of academia
  • Opportunities to ask questions of all the speakers
  • Details of support offered at each M4C and MGS institution

Confirmed speakers, as of May 2021, include:

  • Dr Charlotte May, Researcher Training Development Facilitator, University of Nottingham
  • Dr Holly Prescott, PGR Careers Adviser, University of Birmingham
  • Dr Emma Foster, Lecturer in International Politics and Gender, University of Birmingham
  • Dr Eleonore Batteux, Behavioural Scientist, Public Health England
  • Dr Ana Alecsandru, Research Fellow in the Proliferation and Nuclear Programme, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
  • Dr Alex Marchbank, Assistant Journal Editor, Oxford University Press

The event will take place online, via Microsoft Teams. A meeting link will be forwarded to all those registering for the event, ahead of the date.

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Organiser ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership

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The Nottingham team belonging to the Midlands Graduate School ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership. One of 6 University members of a midlands-based consortium, managing ESRC funded studentships.

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