Arts & Media Graduate Programme: Making Your Way in Academia

Wednesday 29 October 2014 3.30pm - Wednesday 29 October 2014 5.45pm
Venue: Room 2.20, MediaCityUK Campus
Event Type: Arts; Conferences; Public Lectures

Academic careers have always been challenging to develop. Securing a PhD is often only the start of a long process presenting many exciting opportunities, but also challenges. Given the level of competition, many young scholars are now plotting a career strategy whilst they are in the throes of a PhD. In this session Michael Goddard and Seamus Simpson give a perspective on what to do, and what to avoid, in the development of an academic career. In this session, intended to be informal and interactive, we will focus on:

  • Deciding whether or not an academic career is for you
  • Development of a publication portfolio
  • Participation in professional academic communities of interest
  • The relationship between teaching and research