16 October 2019
12:00 - 15:00
Sheffield Town Hall, Pinstone St, Sheffield S1 2HH
Think you need to be a genius to do a PhD? Worried that PhD's are only for the wealthy? Concerned that PhD study can only lead to a career in academia?
Join us at PhD LIVE Sheffield this October to find out why these PhD myths are just not true!
Talk to representatives from top UK & overseas institutions about their PhD projects & programmes, get the latest funding information, and hear top tips for the application process at our sell-out PhD Research Proposal Writing Masterclass.
PhD research proposal writing masterclass
Dr Alex Conner, University of Birmingham
What’s the purpose of a PhD proposal? How long should it be? What should it include?
Finding & funding your PhD in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Dr Mark Bennett, Head of Content at FindAUniversity
As funding avenues are very different for different research areas, this talk focuses on PhD study in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences. It will cover funding from Research Councils, charities & trusts, taking out a PhD loan, and what a university scholarship could mean for you.
Finding & funding your PhD in STEM – What a Research Council studentship means, what’s involved and how to apply
This talk will cover finding your PhD in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Medicine field, and the funding opportunities available. It’ll explain what Research Councils are, how they award funding and how to apply for these fully funded PhD projects. The session will also cover alternative funding methods, such as PhD loans and charities & trusts.
Why go abroad? The benefits of international study
International study can be a daunting, but exciting prospect. Our panel are here to help you navigate through the application process of studying abroad, discuss funding and fees for international study, and provide you with their tips for moving to a new country for a PhD.
The PhD experience
More details to follow soon
What’s it like to be a PhD student?
Our panel of current PhD students are based at different institutions and are at different points in their PhD journey. Come along to hear their insight, and ask your questions about applying, interviews, funding, and the day-to-day reality of being a PhD student.
Although PhD LIVE runs from 11.15 - 15.00, you can drop in at any time during the event and don't need to stay for the full talks programme.
*Programme subject to change
When you register for any PhD LIVE events, you’ll get a confirmation email which includes a unique ‘Bring-A-Friend’ link. Simply forward this link and if your friends use it to register and then attend the event with you, you’ll receive a £5 Starbucks voucher by email within three working days. Up to four people can register using your link, and yes, if they all attend the event, you’ll get a £20 Starbucks gift card!