Beyond PhD: Post-doctoral Fellowships and career development in the Arts and Humanities

Arts and Law
Monday 19th May 2014 (09:30-17:30)
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A free one-day conference for arts and humanities early career researchers (and potential researchers) at the six universities of the Midlands3Cities consortium, sponsored by the British Academy.

Who should attend?

This event is for research postgraduate students, post-doctoral researchers and other early career researchers based at any of the six universities which make up the Midlands3Cities (M3C) Doctoral Training Partnership, and also for students from other universities who are considering applying for a post-doctoral fellowship at an M3C university.

Aims of the conference

  • Raise awareness of the opportunities and expectations of postdoctoral fellowships in the arts and humanities.
  • Focus on professional development skills, public engagement activities and publication routes that improve employability prospects, whether in HE, the creative industries or the third sector.

Outside speakers include:

  • Ken Emond, Head of Research Awards, British Academy
  • Ceri Gorton, Cultural Development Officer, Oxford City Council (and a former PhD student at the University of Nottingham)
  • Matthew Frost, Senior Commissioning Editor, Manchester University Press

Our outside speakers will join academics and other professionals from across the M3C consortium to lead workshops on application writing, publishing, communicating research to various audiences and ensuring its impact in different social contexts.

  • View the programme

Venue and arrangements

The event is free to attend (including lunch and refreshments) but places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please use this booking form.

The venue is  College Court , the University of Leicester's conference centre. 

Free coach transport will be provided from the East Gate, opposite the Guild of Students. (Please note that College Court is not on the main University of Leicester campus.)

Applicants outside the M3C Partnership

A small number of places will be reserved for early career researchers from universities outside the M3C group who are considering applying for a post-doctoral fellowship at an M3C University.