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5th March
14:00 to 15:30
5 You will earn 5 silver points for completing this activity.
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Doing a PhD at Manchester Met: An interactive workshop for would-be researchers/lecturers

5th March 14:00 to 15:30
Come and join our existing PhD students and talk to lecturers who did their PhD at MMU and who are now enjoying successful academic careers,
This activity is offered as part of Go Global - an exciting set of activities, , allowing students to engage in an international experience.

Have you ever thought about doing a PhD but don’t know where to start? Do you ever look at your lecturers & think “I would love to do that!”? If so, come and join this interactive workshop to find out more! Our aim is to give you some insight into what doing a PhD involves, the doctoral programme on offer at MMU, and the application/funding process. This will also be a friendly and informal opportunity for you to network with key members of staff involved, chat to some of our existing PhD students, and have a go at imagining what your own PhD study might be about! All current postgraduate and undergraduate students are very welcome.

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In A Nutshell...

  • Understand... what a PhD is all about, how long it takes, what you have to do, and how you might be able to fund it
  • Ask... current PhD students about what it’s really like doing a PhD at Manchester Met
  • Network... with some of your own lecturers who did their PhD at Manchester Met
  • Identify... possible areas of study for your own PhD
  • Explore... next steps i.e. how to approach potential supervisors
  • Earn up to 5 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


  • place 14:00 to 15:30 on 05/03/24 - 4.03 Business School, South
    Learn how to start a PhD and think about an academic career
    Meet academics and hear their stories