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Post-doctoral career pathways in the humanities can be as varied as the PhD topic areas and the candidates pursuing them. If you are looking for a career outside the established academic sector, however, it can be hard to access comprehensive information about alternative options.

Join us on 9 March 2023 for a half-day conference organised by the Institute of Languages, Cultures and Societies (School of Advanced Study, University of London) and the University of London Careers Service, as we lay to rest some of the myths about limited career options and explore a wide range of jobs that draw on your skills, knowledge and passion from your PhD in languages, cultures and societies. In this free virtual event, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from industry and career experts, PhD alumni and current students:

· How to develop and communicate your transferable skills
· How to explore a wider range of viable career options
· How to enter and progress in a range of professions and sectors, including archives and libraries, publishing, communications, and policy and the public sector.


14:00  Welcome and Introduction – Professor Charles Burdett (Director of ILCS, London)

14:10  PhD Alumni Panel: Carving Career Paths beyond the Academy
Dr Pardaad Chamsaz (British Library)
Dr Ellie Crabtree (ILCS and formerly University Alliance)
Dr Sana Goyal (Wasafiri Magazine)
Dr Angharad Mountford (Schillings and formerly ILCS)
Dr Lisa-Maria Müller (Chartered College of Teaching)
Dr Cian Warfield (Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Government of Ireland)

15:15  Break

15:35  Keynote - Kate Daubney (Director of The Careers Group, University of London): 'From Grave to Cradle: Unpacking the Value of Doctoral Studies'

15:55  Break

16:00  How to develop and communicate your PhD transferable skills - Liz Wilkinson and Edwin Marr (University of London Careers Service ); Mona Habeb and Antimo Lucarelli (ILCS) 

17:00  Close 

All are welcome to attend this free event, which will be held online via zoom at 2pm GMT. Registration in advance is required, by clicking Book Now at the top of the page, and you will be sent a booking confirmation email by return, containing the zoom link. 

By registering for this event, you consent to the terms and conditions as described on the booking form.