Dr Holly Prescott

OrganisationHolly Prescott

University of Birmingham

Job title

PGR Careers Adviser


Holly is currently the Careers Adviser for Postgraduate Researchers at the University of Birmingham. She completed her PhD in Literature and Cultural Geography at Birmingham in 2011. Since completing her PhD, she has gained seven years' experience in postgraduate student recruitment and postgraduate careers support, and has been awarded a PGDip (QCG) in Career Guidance from Coventry University and the Career Development Institute. She is currently co-chair of the the national AGCAS Research Students and Research Staff careers Task Group, and is a guest Masterclass presenter for FindaPhD.

Holly is particularly passionate about developing Postgraduate Researchers' awareness of career routes beyond and adjacent to academic research, and helping them to make transitions into meaningful post-doctoral careers. She has a book chapter on this subject, 'Beyond the doctorate: getting your first job,' forthcoming in February 2020 (ed. M.N.K Saunders & K. Townsend).

Outside of work, Holly is Assistant Artistic Director of Ottisdotter Theatre Company in London and is also a member of the Crescent Theatre Company in Birmingham where she recently played Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet (November 2018).