The Doctoral Academy welcomes its alumni and former research students

Bringing great minds together

The University is enhancing its dynamic research environment which is attracting motivated and passionate doctoral researchers. The Doctoral Academy has been launced as the focus o this commitment to build and sustain a diverse, integrated, supportive University-wide community, which breaks down the barriers between departments and promotes interaction. Our doctoral researchers receive personalised skills’ training and expert careers advice – including mentoring by successful alumni, and become part of a collaborative group of colleagues.

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We’re always interested in hearing what our alumni have been getting up to
You can inspire the future generation of postgraduates by simply sharing your experiences following graduation with current and prospective research students and alumni, please email doctoralacademy@sheffield.ac.uk with details. We are looking for articles/blog 250-300 words long.

Alumni Events

Check out our calendar of events section to see what's on
The University runs a series of alumni events throughout the year, giving you the opportunity to catch up with old friends and find out what’s happening in your Department.

Volunteer

How you can support us
There are lots of ways that you can support current research students. You could give advice through careers talks and mentoring schemes or use your expertise to give feedback on a student project and take part in specialist skills masterclasses and workshops. READ MORE

    Calling all Alumni – Get Involved! Write for us!

    You can inspire the future generation of postgraduates by simply sharing your experiences following graduation with current and prospective research students and alumni, please email doctoralacademy@sheffield.ac.uk with details. We’d like to invite you to submit 300-500 word blog pieces.

    30November,2015

    A Greek epos in Sheffield or struggling for the PhD degree at the University of Sheffield

    My current professional position is consultant Surgeon in a General Hospital of Northern Greece. I am 43 years old and 9 years ago I started a PhD at the University […]

    30November,2015

    How skills I gained during my research got me to where I am now

    Dr Julia McClure, Assistant Professor of Global History, University of Warwick

    The most important skills that are needed to survive in the academic world are patience and persistence. This is what […]

    30November,2015

    The journey of success

    Having earned PhD in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology fromThe University of Sheffield in September 2011, I joined Pakistan’s leading medical school, Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) Karachi as ‘Assistant […]

    30November,2015

    For the Doctoral Development Programme

    The experience of doing a PhD is challenging as you are invited to compete against the brightest and the best to solve a research problem. At first you feel up […]

    30November,2015

    Coming Upfront and Saying It

    Dr. Lisa Low is an Associate Professor in the School of Health Sciences at an Institute of Higher Education in Hong Kong

    Following the Senate’s approval of my Ph.D award […]

    30November,2015

    What’s a “remoty” to do?

    Writted by Dr. Eva Hornung, PhD Information Studies, Information School

    When I started my PhD in Information Studies in 2004, there wasn’t any prescribed doctoral training as such, if I […]