Praise for the FUMO course:

“I think it is outstanding. I never had access to any skills development to speak of when I was doing my doctorate and have had to learn by making mistakes and no doubt have picked up a few bad habits along the way. One of the FUMO students asked me ‘would I do anything different if I had my time again’. I found it a hard question to answer at the time but now I see these courses and workshops I would say I would definitely lap them all up! That said there is no substitute for experience but this course is a great platform to build from.”

- Doctoral Graduate and CEO of a Start-up

Finish Up & Move On + (FUMO) is one of the Graduate School's flagship courses and provides Doctoral students with invaluable skills to prepare them for whatever their next steps might be.

Finish Up Move On  + (FUMO +) is one of the Graduate School's flagship courses and develops invaluable skills for Doctoral students, to prepare for next steps.

This Times Higher award-winning course is a two day intensive, interactive, non-residential course for mid to late stage PhD & MD(Res) students. It covers what you need to know to successfully complete your research and move on to the next phase of your career, whatever that might be.

The two day programme is full and varied and includes time for discussion, reflection, and practical exercises. We have guest speakers from Engagement and the Careers Service, and at the end of the first day, a small reception and networking event gives you the opportunity to talk to other students and two or three Doctoral graduates now working in industry and academia, in a relaxing and friendly atmosphere.

On completion of this course and using the course materials you will be better able to:

  • Identify the benefits of and recognise roles in the viva
  • Prepare and practise for the Viva
  • Analyse and evidence the impact of your research
  • Recognise specific attributes and skills for your next step
  • Employ techniques to explore and attain your next step

Venue: The course will be held on the South Kensington campus.
Course Credits: 1 credit

Dates for the 2020-2021 academic year will be available to book in due course