Year 4: Consolidation

In 2019-2020, we offer Year 4 students the following workshops to help them better prepare for the aftermath of graduation:

Some details are yet to be confirmed by the training leader. We will ask you to confirm your attendance and special requirements in advance of the training to guarrantee the smooth delivery of each training.

1 Making the most of your final year - Edinburgh, 13 November 2019


What students said about the workshop in previous years:


"The small group, lots of individual attention and skills exercises."

"The speaker was great. Really useful advice and a good chance to reflect on how to get the most of this year."

"Flexibility in the content provided."


"Disscusion of planning to write papers and fellowship application. I thought the speaker giving the course was excellent, and had lots of useful advice and answered all questions well."

"Perhaps a bit more emphasis on self-reflection so that decision of what to do after PhD would become clearer (not just what I want to do but also what I can)."

"Workshop was very well presented, providing useful and relevant information. Was useful to hear about the course leader’s experiences moving through academia then starting a company. Has helped me understand what I should be focusing on in final year."

2 Post-graduation Skills - St Andrews, Lower College Hall, 6 March 2020

To register, please go to this link no later than 5pm on 31 January 2020.

What our students said about the workshop in previous years:


"I found it really helpful to go over what we should and shouldn't do at interviews and the questions that are likely to come up."

"Engaging leader, group tasks."

"Looking at and discussing different types of CVs. Meeting the other PhD students also about to finish."

"Enjoyed tips to make your CV stand out & advice on covering letters writing."

"It was useful to hear abou the different ways to approach writing a CV, and how academic CVs differ to non-academic CVs."

"Very useful at this point to do."

"Good advice - make a 'master' CV."

"Whether you want a career in academia or not, still go on it's very useful!"