[reposted from the WCC UK]
Adjacent, Alternative, and Post-Academic Careers in and around Classics
8th September 2017
University of Birmingham
Supported by the Women’s Classical Committee UK
A *limited* number of places remain for this day of workshops and discussion groups to highlight the many and varied careers, jobs, pursuits, and opportunities that lie around and beyond an academic career.
We hope to build both confidence and a community at this event by making a space to share a variety of post-PhD and early-career experiences and reflect on action that can be taken in the immediate and near future. The focus will be on empowering participants to see and seek out employment that values their particular skills and interests.
As with all WCC events, travel bursaries will be available for students and the un/under-employed (further details on applications for these below).
10.30-11am Coffee and Registration
11-11.30am Welcome and introduction
11.30-12.30pm We have skills!
Making your CV work beyond academia – a CV workshop with Chris Packham and Holly Prescott (University of Birmingham).
1.15-2pm Getting Creative
Sharing ideas on how to build a classicist/classical identity beyond academia, with LJ Trafford (author of The Four Emperors series), followed by a workshop session with material provided by Donna Yates (Lecturer in Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime at the University of Glasgow and creator of @LegoAcademics).
2-2.45pm Classics and Public Learning
The opportunities for academics in non-academic institutions, with Marianne Bergeron (Ashmolean Museum) and Andrew Roberts (English Heritage).
3-4pm Taking Classicists to School
Careers in teaching, outreach and HE administration, with Frances Child, Tamsin Cross, Oonagh Pennington-Wilson, Cressida Ryan, and Polly Stoker.
4-4.15pm Discussion and end
Attendance is free for WCC UK members, £10 for non-members (to cover catering costs).
If you would like to attend this event please register via Eventbrite here.
To apply for a travel bursary, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by August 10th at the latest with a short paragraph detailing your projected travel costs, any institutional affiliation and confirmation of student/unwaged/under-waged status.