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

Dr Caroline Hargreaves, Dr Paul Seldon, with doctoral alumni guests, collaborators from Engagement and Careers Service Consultants.
Course Level: Level 3
Course Credit: 1 Credit

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 currently running as an interactive, blended, Five-Part Webinar running over two days with pre-and post-course activities 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 networking online panel and Q&A event gives students the opportunity to talk to other students and two or three Doctoral graduates now working in industry and academia.

This blended course includes pre-course activities (~1h30) to complete before the live course and to engage with during the course: you will receive the credit by participating in all pre-course and course activities.

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

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




Day One - Finish Up


Microsoft Teams or Zoom (TBC)  

Webinar 1: Introductions, 
Self-Awareness for your Career, 
Recognising Attributes


Microsoft Teams or Zoom (TBC) Webinar 2: Finishing Up Preparing for Your Viva
 17:00-18:00 Microsoft Teams or Zoom (TBC)  

Webinar 3: Next Steps (Exploring Options)
Virtual Networking

Finish Up

Day Two - Move On


Microsoft Teams or Zoom (TBC) Webinar 4: Evidencing Impact


Microsoft Teams or Zoom (TBC) Webinar 5: Next Steps (CVs, Networking and Interviews)
Move On


  • Wednesday 19 May & Thursday 20 May 2021