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Crossing Boundaries: preparing for careers and influence in government, industry and business consultancy

Date - Monday, 22nd May 2017 (9:30 am - 4:30 pm)


28 University Road Lecture Theatre (G.23), University of Leeds

Organised by the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre (WRDTC) Business and Management, Accounting and Finance and Work Psychology Pathway

Have you thought about the world outside of universities? How do you win influence with government or industry or succeed in business consultancy?

This exciting one-day PGR workshop event brings together an array of top-level speakers to discuss and share their experiences on how to leverage your academic qualifications and advanced research training skills to build and pursue careers or influence in government, industry and business consultancy, crossing the traditional university boundaries for a richer post-PhD career.

This event is open to all doctoral researchers in the management and business disciplines, and is organised by the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre Management and Business Pathway. Be sure to bring along your own career plans, thoughts and aspirations and be ready to discuss!

Speakers include:

  • Karel Williams: Karel is Professor of Accounting and Political Economy at the Alliance Manchester Business School and a panel member of the Kerslake Review of the Treasury (kerslakereview.co.uk)
  • Viara Bojkova: Viara is Head of the Geo-Economics Programme and Senior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute (gpilondon.com) in London
  • Rod Dowler: Rod is Chair of the Industry Forum (industryforum.com), Head of GPI Consultancy and a Professorial Research Fellow
  • David Bailey: David is Professor of Industrial Strategy at Aston Business School, an experienced consultant, and a regular media commentator for the BBC and other broadcasters and newspaper columnist

To register for this event, please e-mail D.J.Courtney@leeds.ac.uk by Friday 12th May 2017

Please let us know if you have any special requirements such as dietary needs or access requirements