The LDC Development team has recently purchased two new videos, each about 30 minutes long which will be of interest to all postgraduate researchers in the University and covers two relevant topics related to PhD survival and preparing for your future career.
‘The PhD Survival Video’ discusses how the stress and pressure of a PhD can be made manageable and features drama scenes and interviews with doctoral candidates, supervisors and counsellors, to illustrate the potential problems and solutions.
The new video offers practical advice for dealing with common problems and surviving, including self-help strategies for doctoral students, what they should and should not expect from supervisors when they are struggling, the support they should find in their institutions to help them get through their degree.
This video supplements further resources in our online section, with information relevant to the University of Liverpool:
We still have places on the following workshops that may also be of interest:
4th July Dealing with Change and Uncertainty 09.15 – 16.30 Delivered by David Wilkinson
5th July The Fear Course 09.15 – 16.30 Delivered by David Wilkinson
The ‘What Next?’ Video offers practical advice to help postgraduate researchers improve their employability. The video features drama scenes, expert interviews and documentary case studies to illustrate the options for a successful PhD candidate, which include a young academic, someone employed outside academia, and someone who has started his own business.
Specific topics include: expanding your skill set and developing your CV; identifying your transferable skills; thinking outside the academic box and finding good careers advice
This video supplements our wider Careers resources, Career Management Skills
We have the following 4 session group coaching sessions that may also be of interest to those planning their future:
13:15 – 14.45 (1.5 hrs each session) Delivered by Dr Daniel Holden, D2U Coaching the Department of Chemistry,
LDC Development Team