post doctoral

6 Expat academics talk of their experiences in globalised higher education job market

As I begin to approach the end of my PhD  I, like so many others, have to start thinking about jobs once again. As a result, you end up attending a huge number of sessions on post-PhD life.

Some are, of course, not very helpful other are very helpful indeed (for example, see my notes on the HistoryLab event on “Getting Grants, Getting Published and Staying Sane: Life After the PhD“). One of the things that is often mentioned is the internationalisation or globalisation of Higher education. However, in the most part, we don’t get to hear experiences of this “from the horses mouth”. Inevitably most who could offer advice are abroad and unlikely to think it worthwhile to travel to the UK to give a simple talk on their experiences. (more…)

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Getting Your Academic Work Published

On 5 June 2014 I attended the “Getting Grants, Getting Published and Staying Sane: Life After the PhD” event at the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London organised by HistoryLab+. Links to the full “series” can be found here.

The bread and butter work of the academic world is undoubtedly the publication of research. Consequently, appreciation of the challenges and opportunities available to PhD students after their graduation is important. Emma Brennan, Barry Doyle and Jane Winters explored this important area in session 3. (more…)

Making the Transition from PhD Student to Junior Academic

On 5 June 2014 I attended the “Getting Grants, Getting Published and Staying Sane: Life After the PhD” event at the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London organised by HistoryLab+. Links to the full “series” can be found here.

UPDATE: I recently came across this interesting article in The Guardian by Adam Dunn about “Early Career Research: The Power of ‘No'” which may be of interest.

Few PhD students thinking of going into academia are under any illusions as to the sharp difference between being a PhD student and entering into the world of professional academia. Nonetheless, the first session of the event was a welcome one on “Making the Transition”. The speakers were Emily Robinson (University of Sussex), Daniel Gerrard (St Peter’s College, Oxford) and Catherine Armstrong (Loughborough University). (more…)

HistoryLab+ Event: "Getting Grants, Getting Published and Staying Sane: Life After the PhD"

On 5 June 2014, HistoryLab+ organised an event at the Institute for Historical Research at the University of London entitled “Getting Grants, Getting Published and Staying Sane: Life After the PhD”.

They are, of course, my notes and as a result although chiefly derived from my handwritten notes on the day will include my own misunderstandings of what the speakers themselves said and additional things I thought of as the talks took place.

Below are the links to my notes from the different sessions on the day which I will update as and when I get time to write them up:

1: Making the Transition from PhD Student to Junior Academic

2: Getting Your Academic Work Published