A New Year, same old you?

by Tahira Majothi on January 11, 2012

A belated Happy New Year to you. Hope you’re over the post holiday blues. So I don’t know about you but I had a busy but brilliant festive break. In between moving house, watching classic movies and playing with my new born niece, I got to thinking about new beginnings and fresh starts and wondered […]

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EU institutions desperately need Brits!

by Fiona Christie on October 22, 2010

The Foreign Office on Monday afternoon 18th October was full to the brim with the great and the good of University Language departments and Careers Services. A daunting number of professors present. All of us had been invited to hear Nick Clegg, William Hague and David Lidington talk about “Communicating EU Careers to Students”. On […]


This is a presentation I did for a conference yesterday about a research project myself and colleagues at Salford did earlier this year investigating what some of our international graduates were doing. Interestingly, we got a good response rate from postgraduate alumni. In the presentation I outline the key messages for current international students planning […]


Stuart Campbell completed his physics PhD in 1998. He chose to study at Salford because it “was a friendly department with a good reputation.”  He is now a Lead Scientific Software Engineer at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) situated at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the US, and gives the following advice to students considering […]


Salford PhD alumni: jazz musician

by Fiona Christie on March 15, 2010

James Dickenson completed his PhD The impact of Norwegian folk music on Norwegian jazz, 1945 – 1995 at the University of Salford in 2003. In 2007, he retired from the post of cantor in Sor-Fron, Gudbrandsdalen in mid-Norway, but still releases CD’s as a jazz organist and pianist. He explains his decision to study at […]


Salford PhD alumni: senior orthotist

by Fiona Christie on March 9, 2010

Jesmond Attard completed his PhD (in 2006) Physiological and biomechanical effects of pressure garments on children with cerebral palsy at the University of Salford in the field of Health Care Professions. He now works as Senior Orthotist at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust in Stanmore; his specialities are foot and ankle conditions and […]


Salford PhD alumni: Telecommunications industry(Lebanon)

by Fiona Christie on February 15, 2010

Sebastien Beyh works in the telecommunications industry as the Head of Free Space Optics Division within Lunasat . He stayed in contact with the industry while conducting his PhD research, which he completed in the School of Built Environment in 2004. He is now based in the Lebanon. I chose to undertake a PhD at […]

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In this post, there are 2 films from the PhD Futures Careers event in June 2009. Each film lasts for about 25 minutes and includes; each speaker introducing their career path briefly; followed by questions and answers involving the whole panel. The career stories in the film are varied, but all seem to demonstrate that […]

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This is the second in a series of 4 films from the PhD Futures careers day we ran here at Salford in June 2009.  Subsequent films will include PhD graduates working outside of academic careers. The film is about 30 minutes long and the speakers are: Barry Richards – Research fellow from the School of […]

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Finally, I have got the films of the panel sessions that were part of our Careers day for PhD students in June 2009. The first film I am posting includes a panel of academics talking about their own career path to date. Each speaker talks for about 5 minutes and then these short introductions are […]

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