We are delighted to invite you to…
Careers & Cocktails
Want to shake-up your career outlook or stir your imagination to think beyond the PhD? Join us for an evening of discussion, networking and short talks … over our aptly-named cocktails!*
Recognising the growing challenges of postdoc life, Careers & Cocktails will help you rethink the possibilities of routes-out from the PhD. How can you use your research practice to develop roles both within and beyond the academe? How are academic roles themselves changing to reflect pressures in the Higher Education landscape? What are the innovative ways in which researchers can prepare for career options and survival after the PhD?
In a climate where PhDs are more common and postdoc positions are increasingly rare, we want to start re-defining routes-out beyond the more traditional model of getting a postdoctoral award, teaching fellowship or academic position. In celebrating and understanding the value of the diversity of our PhD cohort, we want to know how this can be harnessed to help you build and prepare for a career.
Our line-up of speakers include some of our own doctoral alumni who have gone on to develop brilliant (and sometimes unconventional) careers:
Dr Yemisi Akinbobola | Award-winning journalist, entrepreneur and academic
Dr Serena Trowbridge | Academic in English Literature and Senior Fellow in Higher Education Academy
Dr Rebecca Struthers | Award-winning horologist, watch-maker and academic
There are only 20 places available, so sign-up early to avoid disappointment. Free cocktail on entry!
For more information and to book your free place, click here.
*Cocktails include: Academic Lagoon | Postdoc on the Beach | The Perfect Viva | PGR Colada