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PhD Futures 2009

Here is some outline information for the PhD Futures event on 23rd June in Lady Hale building. The event aims to help PhD students understand more about their career options as well as the strategies that can help in ensuring career success. It is also open to those who are considering doing PhD.

Click here for the full programme. There will be over 25 different speakers who will be contributing to the day.

In discussion on academic career paths

Various representatives from the University of Salford and the University of Manchester:

Film footage from these panel discussions is available here:

Academic Careers – Science, Engineering and Technology

 Academic Careers – Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

 In discussion on careers outside academia

Speakers confirmed included representatives from: Microsoft, Media City, Turner and Townsend Government Operational Research, AstraZeneca, Unilever, Information-Prophets and Echostar UK

Film footage of speakers available here:  Career stories film – escape from academia

Workshops included the following

 Strategic Academic Career planning

Interviews and Applications for academic jobs

Applying for Research Funding during your PhD and after

Careers outside academia for PhD graduates

Developing your researcher profile via social media

Myers Briggs personality profiling

Developing your professional capability in teaching

Using your PhD skills to move outside academia

Peer mentoring for PhD students

Windmills- a tool for life and career planning

Click here for details of afternoon workshops.

The day will also include a free lunch and lunchtime exhibition of Student Life support activities – international student advisers, health and well-being, careers and employability and also Vitae NW hub.