I have attended a number of webinars on how to use a PhD, and the skills involved in completing a PhD, in future work and academic interviews. The top tips will be updated soon, but in the meantime I have recorded key resources that may be useful to PhD students looking for employment.
A blog post on how to use a PhD in future work options for arts and humanities: https://phd-careers.co.uk/2022/05/03/how-can-you-use-your-phd-in-your-future-work-options-for-arts-humanities-phds/.
Please also watch the video below to learn about how to communicate the value of a postgraduate degree:
A toolkit for great poster design
On 31st May 2022, I attended a webinar on how to design posters, particularly for academic conferences. The webinar was delivered by Dr Zen Faulkes, founder of Better Posters blog.
The key tips taken from the webinar will be updated soon, but in the meantime please take a look at Dr Faulkes' blog on how to design better posters for more information.
Dr Faulkes has also published a book on this topic, which is affordable to purchase. View here.
As a part of my teaching in 2022, I undertook multiple modules in the Introduction to Teaching and Learning course to inform, improve, and reflect upon my own teaching practice. Completing a total of 5 modules of this course awards the HEFi Horzion Award.
The modules I have completed are:
ITL001 - Introduction to Teaching and Learning
ITL003 - Small Group Teaching (Seminars)
ITL004 - Principals of Assessment and Feedback
ITL006 - Inclusive Teaching*
ITL009 - Teaching International Students (in progress)
*As a part of ITL006, I was awarded a badge to certify my commitment to the University of Birmingham Inclusive Educator initiative. It confirms that the badge holder has reflected on the definition and qualities of the UoB Inclusive Educator. They have identified and reflected on an example of their current inclusive practice.
On 17th December I passed an exam in PRINCE2® Project Management Foundation Level, run by People Cert, and funded by Midlands4Cities Arts and Humanities Research Council.
The PRINCE2® Foundation Certification is suitable for individuals who want to demonstrate they have sufficient understanding of the PRINCE2® methodology and can work effectively as part of a team or with a project management team within a PRINCE2® supporting environment. See my certification below.
The course included 15 hours of online learning, 3 days virtual course with a PRINCE2® Representative, and a PRINCE2® Method workbook and textbook, all of which were completed and revised by the candidate.
This training will support me during the remainder of my PhD and in my future career - be that academia or as a linguistic consultant.