As doctoral researchers, you are asked to think ahead, this can be difficult when uncertainty is core to research. Doctoral alumni say they wish they had thought more about what they wanted to do, and how best to do it. These student centred, evidence informed courses include the sharing of experience and networking to gain knowhow for your PhD and beyond.  

The aims of the ‘Professional Progression Programme’are to enhance your ability to:

  • Clarify your interests (within your research and beyond).
  • Use strategies to rationalise and communicate your views and experience. 
  • Gain networks, knowhow and signposting to relevant contacts and resources.
  • Devise an approach, appropriate for you, to explore what you want to do.
  • Evaluate how best to prepare for and attain your goals.



Alumni views

  • Alumni completed a survey organised by my student partner regarding their views on networking, click here to gain tips and insight!
  • Four alumni were interviewed by my student partners regarding their PhD experience click on the videos below to watch their interviews.


Alumni Videos