Are you interested in undertaking a part-time PhD? Would you like to learn more about the experience of undertaking doctoral study while working? Do you need advice on the application process, and help in distinguishing the different types of registration for a doctoral degree?
Routes and experiences of doing an LIS PhD is a half-day virtual event organised by the Library and Information Research Group (LIRG) of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). On the afternoon of Friday 18th November 2022 (13:00-16:00), LIS practitioner participants will be introduced to available routes to the completion of a PhD whilst working.
I will be speaking at this event, alongside:
- Dr Alison Brettle, Professor in Health Information and Evidence Based Practice and Director Centre for Social and Health Research, University of Salford
- Gustavo Grandal-Montero, Library Collections and Engagement Manager, Tate Britain (currently registered for a PhD at the University of the Arts London)
- Laura Woods, Subject Librarian, University of Huddersfield (currently registered for a PhD at the University of Sheffield)
- Dr George MacGregor, Institutional Repository Manager, Strathclyde University
- Kirsty Wallis, Head of Research Liaison, University College London (currently registered for a PhD at UCL)
- Dr Denise Lafitte, Associate University Librarian, University of Alberta
All the speakers have either undertaken a part-time PhD, or are currently doing so. They are thus well-placed to relate their experience of studying for a doctorate while holding down a job. In addition, with long track records in the supervision and examination of PhDs, and experience of leadership positions to oversee the progress of large numbers of PhD students within our own institutions, Alison Brettle and I are keen to share our knowledge. Alison will cover the different routes to PhD and application processes, and I will share top tips for successful part-time doctoral study from a supervisor’s perspective.
The event fee is £20 (inclusive of VAT). Please register online for your place at this online event on Friday 18th November, 13:00-16:00. Complimentary places are offered to all students, the unwaged, and under-represented minorities: please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the waiver code.