Tag: PhD

Graduate stories: lessons learned and life post-2021 graduation

Written by Samantha Oates-Miller, Careers Insights and Graduate Support Assistant at the Careers Service Congratulations to all our December 2021 graduates on your well-deserved success! We hope you enjoy your graduation ceremony and wish you the very best with your next steps after University. Here at the Careers Service we love to celebrate the successes…

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Graduate perspective: Lessons learned on a path towards a PhD

Guest blog written by Minerva Ledezma Martínez (PhD in Chemical Engineering and Analytical Sciences, 2019) Minerva graduated from The University of Manchester in 2019 with a PhD in Chemical Engineering and Analytical Sciences. She currently holds a Senior Consultant Engineer role in a global technology company which provides software and consulting services for the refining…

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Graduate perspective: What it’s like to be a PhD student in Astrophysics

Guest blog written by Camille Yasmina Lorfing (MPhys Physics with Astrophysics, 2020) Camille graduated from The University of Manchester in 2020. She is currently working towards a PhD in Solar and Plasma Physics at UCL’s Mullard Space Science Laboratory in Surrey. “We often say that a degree in physics is a degree in problem solving,…

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Humanities PhDs: Want to try research consultancy?

Collaboration Labs currently has an open call for Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers to receive fully-funded professional training, bespoke coaching and research consultancy opportunities for business and academic collaboration. What is the Collaboration Labs programme? Collaboration Labs is an ESRC funded Knowledge Exchange programme facilitated by The University of Manchester, with the support of the…

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Public Engagement and Academia – Some Things to Consider for Manchester Early Career Researchers (ECRs)

by Stephen Gordon* *completed PhD in 2013 and has held numerous postdoctoral positions and student support roles; worked as an Advisor in the University of Manchester Careers Service since 2016 The term ‘public engagement’ can seem like an anathema to some aspiring academics. As a medievalist – and, it should be said, not the most extraverted…

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