TimeSessionSession Details
9:30 - 10:00    Networking  session  Interactive  welcome  session
10:00 - 11:00 How to get your next academic job: experiences and skills required A talk delivered by Prof. Anvar Shukurov
11:00  –  12:00     Practical  tips  on  preparing  CVs  and  personal  statements A  20  min  talk  delivered  by Nabil Iqbal followed  by  an  interactive  CV  sharing  session 

12:00 – 13:00     

Break Lunch*  
13:00 – 14:00 How to write a winning fellowship proposal A talk given by Johanna Gascoigne-Owens and Holly White
14:00 – 14:30 Coffee Break   
14:30 – 16:00 World Café 

An interactive session during which the participants will be split into 3 groups and rotate between tables that will be dedicated to discussing 3 different topics:

  • Non-academic career paths: what are the options outside academia? (Lead by June Kay and Karen Parkhouse)
  • Mental health: how to handle the stress and the anxiety of the job market. (Lead by Hannah Harvey)
  • Equality-Diversity-Inclusion (EDI): how various forms of discrimination may manifest themselves in the process of applying for academic jobs, both from the candidate’s perspective and also from the committee side, quotas, and EDI policies in the academic sector. (Lead by Christine Stretesky)
The session will conclude with the 3 experts giving a brief summary of the main ideas discussed during the session.

*During  the  lunch  break  there  will  be  a  drop-in  session  for  individual  CV  review  by  David Henderson from the Careers  office.