So, you’re finishing your PhD in a pandemic… what’s next? – The Thesis Whisperer is Coming to Sussex!

Covid-19 presents a massive disruption to the academic workforce. PhD students and early career researchers are worried about their future career prospects inside academia and confused about their options outside the university walls.

To talk us through everything that is happening, the Hive enlisted the help of Dr Inger Mewburn – who you might know as Thesis Whisperer! We are very excited to host her on a Zoom webinar on 15 July 2020 at 9:30am. Mark it on your calendars because this is not one you will not want to miss. Also, RSVP here to get the Zoom link.

Thesis Whisperer talks about graduating in a pandemic!

In a one-hour lecture, she will use her team’s research on the post-PhD job market to:

  • Enhance your understanding of the changed academic job market, analysing the effects of hiring freezes and travel restrictions.
  • Increase awareness of career opportunities in industry; which sectors are looking for research talent?
  • Help you approach the non-academic job market with more confidence.

Are you excited? Because we just can’t wait!

Associate Professor Inger Mewburn is currently the Director of Researcher Development at The Australian National University where she oversees professional development workshops and programs for all researchers. She’s passionate about helping people reach their potential as researchers and helping to create a kinder, more inclusive academy. Aside from creating new posts on the Thesis Whisperer blog, she writes scholarly papers, books and book chapters about research education, with a special interest in post PhD employability.

We can’t stress enough how awesome her blog is. Seriously, if you haven’t heard of it, go check it out right now! Just make sure you have a few hours to spare, because once in jump in, there is so much awesome content that you might not emerge anytime soon. So before you go, RSVP to her talk here.


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