Making the Most of PhD Placements #vitaehangout


Undertaking work experience outside your normal institutions’ research environment, even for a short time, can significantly broaden your career options following your doctorate. But what exactly does a work placement or internship involve, and how might it benefit you?

If you’re wondering whether a placement might be right for you, join our #VitaeHangout on Tuesday 20 March at 12 – 1pm GMT  

Our panellists will join our moderator to answer questions such as:

  • What is a work placement or internship?
  • Where can I go on a placement, and what will I do?
  • What are the benefits of undertaking a placement?
  • What are the challenges?
  • How do I organise a placement?
  • How should I prepare for my placement?
  • How to make the most of my placement?
  • What should I do next?

Panellists will take audience questions, so this is your opportunity to get expert advice on PhD placements from doctoral researchers who have completed placements as well as other higher education professionals.

The Google Hangout will be moderated by Dr Katie WheatHigher Education Senior Manager, Vitae

How do you watch the Q&A? 

2. Click on the link when it is open to the #vitaehangout (you will need to be registered/logged in to our website to access the link)

3. Post your questions ahead of and during the Q&A. Questions can be posted in either of the following ways:

  • Use the 'chat' function in the top right of the YouTube page
  • Tweet questions at @vitae_news including #vitaehangout
  • Email any questions to:
4. Click on the link when open to join us on 20 March, 12-1pm GMT 

This event is for all and there is no limit on the number of participants - please spread the word.

Watch our other Vitae hangouts here.

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Our YouTube Q&A is part of our current 'Focus on' theme. With  'Focus on Realising your potential', This ‘Focus on’ features practical strategies to navigate and keep up with this ever-changing research environment.