Although your PhD work is your priority, getting involved with activities beyond your own research can be beneficial for your employability, professional development and your mental health and wellbeing. This online event on 26th January, 13.00-14.30, will highlight a range of activities and opportunities that will help you to expand your experience and transferable skills, whether you are considering a career in academia or other sectors. It is aimed at researchers who started their PhD in the last 6 months, or for those at other stages in their PhD who would like a reminder.
This session will help you to identify:
- The value of gaining experience beyond your own research
- The variety of opportunities available, including work, volunteering, public engagement, mentoring and social activities
- Opportunities that connect with your interests and career plans
- Factors to consider when planning opportunities
You will also have the opportunity to ask questions of a panel of research students and supervisors.
Sign up to attend this event on Skillsforge
Please note that this session is not intended to offer in-depth advice about developing academic/research skills, but courses on these topics can be found elsewhere on Skillsforge.
Feedback: “Very good session for a new PhD student, giving helpful information on training”