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PGR Professional Development Programme 17/18

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University of Huddersfield

Queensgate

Huddersfield

HD1 3DH

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This PGR Professional Development Programme has been designed by a team of academics to discuss collaboration and career development. The purpose is to share their expertise and experience in these areas in order to help you develop skills and become a professional in the academic world.


Shaun and Leonie - Life after your PhD – building resilience

Wed-07-Mar 4-5pm in BL1/04

The job market – both academic and non-academic – has become increasingly competitive in recent years. Students must master many skills to enable them to succeed. One of the most important, but under-discussed, attributes that students need to develop is resilience. In this reflective session, Dr Shaun McDaid & Dr Leonie Jackson discuss their own (relatively) recent experiences of the job market. They will share some of the issues they faced, and overcame, in pursuing academic careers, which will help attendees to prepare and plan for whatever post-PhD life throws at them.


Surya and Grainne - Writing with Academics

Wes-14-Mar 4-5pm in BL1/04

Prof Surya Monro & Dr Grainne McMahon will discuss will provide an overview of the various ways in which colleagues who are doing PHDs can collaborate with their supervisors in order to produce academic publications. Issues concerning co-authorship will be addressed. Various key writing skills will also be outlined. The session will involve a mixture of didatic and interactive activities. Colleagues will be invited to provide each other with peer support in exploring how to use the tools provided in the session.


Andy and Vicky - Planning an Academic Career

Wed-21-Mar 4-5pm in BL1/04

What does life hold after completing a PhD? The market for jobs in both academia and other sectors is competitive. This will encourage a strategic approach to your job search and look at ways to stand out from the crowd. Dr Andy Mycock will discuss This session will discuss how you can develop a strategy to ensure a successful transition from PhD to build your career as an academic researcher. It will also explore alternative career paths. The PhD is increasingly opening doors to a whole range of opportunities, particularly if you develop the rounded experience, knowledge and skills required by employers.


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