How to Escape the Academy: What Else Can I Do With a PHD?

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5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Leeds University Union - Pyramid Theatre

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About this event

Conversations with Leeds doctoral alumni who do something different.

We know as well as you do that fewer doctoral graduates than ever before end up in academic careers, but that doesn't have to be a bad thing. Your degree will provide you with the skills for an incredible breadth of other careers too.

We're welcoming a range of alumni over two nights - one group who earned their PhDs in arts, humanities, and social sciences and one with backgrounds in STEM disciplines. They'll tell you about the decisions they made, the skills they found most useful, and the careers they've found themselves in before responding to any questions you have. There'll be further opportunities for informal conversations in the Pyramid Canteen afterwards too.

STEM - Wednesday 22 May

Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences - Thursday 23 May