Erica Harrison – Using a PhD in 'challenging environments'
“The mentality of doing a PhD is that it always feels like Sunday night and you haven’t done your homework!”
says Dr Erica Harrison who her Collaborative Doctoral Award PhD at the University of Bristol, partnering with Czech Radio to study the Czechoslovak Government-in-Exile
Niall Geraghty – The benefits of doing a PhD
…Enjoy it! It’s a wonderful opportunity to have that length of time to dedicate solely to one project. It won’t be repeated in the same way again...…”
says Niall Geraghty who completed his PhD in Contemporary Argentine Literature at the University of Cambridge in 2015.
Malcolm McNeill – Chinese Painting Specialist at Christie’s
…the prestige of the AHRC award, once you have it on your CV, gives gravity to your later career. That made a difference, I think, in a number of the jobs that I applied for…”
says Malcolm McNeill who studied Chinese language at the University of Cambridge before working in Taipei and studying for his Masters at SOAS.
Anne-Marie Eze - Director of Scholarly and Public Programmes
It’s an unparalleled experience in many ways when it comes to problem solving. Doing a PhD certainly gives you that skill”
says Anne-Marie who did her PhD at The Courtauld Institute of Art and the British Library.
Justine Reilly - founder and Director of Sporting Heritage
I never wanted my PhD to be something that sat on the shelf - I wanted to do research that I could take out into the world and use to make a difference”
says Dr Reilly who did her PhD at the University of Central Lancashire.
John Miles - founder and CTO of Inkpath Ltd.
Without my PhD there's no way I'd be doing what I do now and that's as much to do with the broader skills I've learned – such as independent learning and discovering my own drive – as the PhD itself”
says Dr Miles who did his PhD at the University of Oxford.