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Tue 24 Mar 2020
14:00 - 17:00


Provided by: Department of Engineering


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Finishing Up and Moving On: FUMO (Engineering)

Tue 24 Mar 2020


Why this course might make a difference:

This course is designed to enable participants to finish their PhD successfully and move on to the next stage of their careers. By the end of this course you will know:

  • what you need to do to submit
  • how to be a (better) leader
  • how to prepare for your Viva
  • how to plan for life after the PhD

Topics covered:

  • PhD submission process
  • Leadership: Skills and qualities of leaders
  • Viva: What to expect and how to prepare
  • Careers: How to do decide what to do, different career options
Target audience

Engineering PhD Students.
This session will be particularly useful for students in their third year, although it is also open to second year and fourth year students


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Tue 24 Mar   14:00 - 17:00 * 14:00 - 17:00 * Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 3 map Dr Sue Jackson,  Dr Joy Warde,  Becky Ramshaw
* Optional session.
Topics covered
  • Preparing for submission
  • Preparing for the viva voce examination
  • Self awareness for future career
  • Career options
  • Networking and interview skills
  • Leadership
  • Give a clear idea of the process of PhD submission
  • Enable you to have a clear plan for completion of your Thesis
  • Allow you to consider your aims for a future career
  • Appreciate effective leadership behaviour
  • Be able to talk fluently about the challenge of leadership and how you would be able to realise your potential in this area
  • Appreciate the balance of leadership actions required for success
  • Enable you to prepare for your Viva and be more confident about the process

Participative workshop for 24. Format: providing information, discussion and practical exercises

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