Where can a PhD take you? – YCEDE live webinar

Ever wondered if a PhD is worth it? Will it limit your job options? Or perhaps you’re curious about skill development opportunities? Unlock the possibilities of a PhD with our expert panel! Join us to explore these questions and more.

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Organised by the University of Sheffield in collaboration with YCEDE (The Yorkshire Consortium for Equity in Doctoral Education).

Join us for an engaging online session designed for prospective and current postgraduate research (PGR) students, exploring the myriad career paths that a PhD can open beyond academia. Our diverse panel of speakers from various industries will share firsthand experiences and insights gained from their PhD journey, shedding light on how it aided them towards fulfilling careers.

Discover strategies to maximise opportunities, enhance employability skills, and effectively navigate career planning discussions with your supervisor. A dedicated Careers Advisor will also provide valuable information about university support services available to assist you in your career journey.

Whether you’re curious about the potential of a PhD in shaping your career trajectory or seeking guidance on navigating the professional landscape post-PhD, this session promises invaluable insights and practical advice to equip you for success.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain practical advice and insights into leveraging your PhD and realising your career aspirations. Register now and join the conversation!

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Tiffany R. Holloman, Project Manager at University of Bradford; Co-Director of Same Skies Think Tank & Bside Professional Services; Guest Lecturer

Dr. Zain Sardar, Programme Manager at The Aziz Foundation

Dr. Ian Sullivan, Climate and Education Lead at Fab Inc. PhD from the University of Leeds on climate change and community led responses.

Rea Nkhumise, PhD Researcher in Robot Learning and Entrepreneur, University of Sheffield

Dr. Nicola Buckland, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Dept. of Psychology, University of Sheffield

Rachel Firth, Senior Employability Advisor, Careers & Employability Service, University of Sheffield

Hosted by: Dr. Dani Madrid-Morales, Lecturer in Journalism and Global Communication, Postgraduate Research Director, Dept. of Journalism Studies, University of Sheffield


12:00 – 12:10: Welcome and Introduction

12:10 – 12:30: Panel Spotlight Hosted by Dr. Dani Madrid-Morales

12:30 – 13:00: Panel Discussion

13:00 – 13:05: Comfort Break

13:05 – 13:20: Careers and Employability: How might your university help you? delivered by Rachel Firth

13:20 – 13:35: Considering the Literature and the Supervisor Perspective,  delivered by Dr. Nicola Buckland

13:30 – 13:55: Open Forum for Questions Hosted by Dr. Dani Madrid-Morales

13:55 – 14:00: Closing remarks

Register for the webinar here