On 3 February, the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) hosted a webinar as part of its series on “Using Geography” covering the topic ‘starting a PhD or undertaking further study’. These webinars are aimed at undergraduates who are considering their career options after university.
ISS member and Fellow of the RGS Alistair Anderson was invited to participate alongside Professor Jo Sharp (University of St. Andrews), Professor Tariq Jazeel (UCL), and Professor Chad Staddon (UWE). The discussion covered what a PhD is, why anyone should do a PhD, what a PhD can lead to, the experience of doing a PhD, and some pointers on applying for a PhD.
A recording of the conversation is available on the RGS website. Whilst all four participants were human geographers, the conversation points were not unique to geography and are relevant to students in other disciplines including sociologists.
Posted on Wednesday 3rd March 2021