Online training


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12 Dec 2023


9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Beyond The Academy? Raising Awareness Of Different Career Trajectories After Your PhD

This workshop has been organised by the Civil Society, Development and Democracy (CDD) Pathway and is open to all ESRC and non-ESRC funded PhD and MA Social Research students within the WRDTP’s seven partner universities.

What possible career pathways are you considering once you’ve been awarded your doctorate degree? Do you hope to stay within academia perhaps, or set sail for a future career that takes you beyond the academy? This online interdisciplinary workshop takes these questions and scenarios to heart, aiming to offer something of real value here by drawing on the first-hand experiences and critical reflections of our guest speakers.

We hope that in attending this workshop this will help

  • Raise your awareness of, and attention toward, a number of different career pathways and horizons.
  • Generate some (new) career ideas and options that will help you proactively prepare for life after your doctoral studies.
  • Learn more about the ‘real-life’ challenges and opportunities that individuals have experienced in their own careers post-PhD.
  • You benefit from the sharing of good practice and strategies on “how to” successfully addressing any challenges, and maximise any opportunities that might be relevant across different career pathways.
  • Creating a meaningful space to share your ideas and thoughts with other attendees, the external speakers and the CDD Pathway team.

This is an online training event. Part of this event will be recorded.