Dr Victoria Glass

‘Manchester to Newcastle (by way of India and Poland)’

Victoria is originally from Manchester and moved to Newcastle in 2015. She completed her undergraduate studies in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Worcester College and Oxford.

During her time at Oxford Victoria participated in political groups and intra-college ballroom dance competitions. Following this, Victoria completed her MA in War, Culture and History at the University of Manchester and followed this with a PhD in History. Victoria focused her research on intellectual history and took a thematic approach which examined intellectual discussion on warfare in Britain during the mid-20th century. The thesis, ‘British Intellectuals in the Age of Total and Nuclear Warfare’ was supervised by Dr Till Geiger. During her time as a PhD student, Victoria worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and taught undergraduate seminar classes in history and philosophy. Victoria also worked as a Pastoral Tutor, helping to look after the students in one of Manchester’s Halls of Residence. As an extracurricular activity, Victoria ran an inter-city postgraduate social group, bringing together postgrads from Manchester and Leeds. After completing her PhD in December 2014, Victoria moved away from academia and joined PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Management Consultant in 2015, working from the Newcastle office.

What a Management Consultant is:

Management Consultants help analyse businesses and help them improve their performance by refining their existing models and suggesting new alternatives for improvement. They work directly on their client’s sites which often involves travel, especially for those in the UK outside of London.

During my time at PwC I have worked in Chester, Liverpool and Doncaster in the UK. I also spent time this summer travelling to Gurgaon, India and Warsaw, Poland helping to secure a large project that spanned across multiple countries.