So, you’re graduating your PhD in a pandemic. What next?

We’re delighted to welcome the ‘Thesis Whisperer’ – aka Professor Inger Mewburn, to deliver a bespoke training session, specifically aimed at final year PhDs.

So, You’re Graduating Your PhD in a Pandemic. What next?
29th June, 09:00-10:00, Online

Covid-19 presents a massive disruption to the academic workforce. PhD students and early career researchers are worried about their future career prospects inside academia and confused about their options outside the university walls. In this one hour lecture we will:

  • Enhance your understanding of the changed academic job market, analysing the effects of hiring freezes and travel restrictions.
  • Increase awareness of career opportunities in industry; which sectors are looking for research talent?
  • Help you approach the non-academic job market with more confidence.

Professor Inger Mewburn is the Director of Researcher Development at the Australian National University and has been working with PhD students for over a decade. She started her academic career as an architecture lecturer in 2001, following a decade in architecture practice with leading design firms. Professor Mewburn took up the position of Director of Research Training at ANU in 2013, after working as a research fellow in the School of Graduate Research at RMIT University since 2006. Professor Mewburn created the famous Thesis Whisperer blog, which has had 4.3 million hits in the last five years and has 60,000 followers on email and social media. The blog is the most popular source of advice and a leading influencer for research supervisors and students in the world because it is grounded in her scholarly practice in higher education research. 

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Christine Comrie

Student Communications Officer

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