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Advancing in academia: arts & humanities

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Advancing in Academia is a blended learning careers course for post-doctoral staff and PhD students developed by King’s College London, and open to members from the London Arts & Humanities Partnership (LAHP).

The 2021 version of the course will focus on Arts and Humanities. It will include a special focus on equality, diversity and inclusion in Arts and Humanities academic careers.

With the support of specialist researcher careers consultants from the Careers and Employability Service, it aims to help researchers consider whether an academic career is for them or not, how to think about and plan their career strategically and how to manage the job application process successfully. It’s a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning; online resources, reflective activities, interactive discussion and weekly live webinars with expert guests.

Dates and structure

Starts 19th April 2021 (optional pre-course orientation from 12th April) – runs over 4 weeks with each week covering a particular theme:

1. Is academia for me?

2. Research culture and planning your career strategically

3. Navigating the academic job market

4. Your next steps to becoming an academic


You will need to commit to 2.5 hours participation each week:

  • Content and activities to do at a time of your choosing (60m)
  • Discussion throughout the week (30m)
  • A live session with an academic panel (60m)


The course is open to both King's PGRs and postdocs, and those from institutions affiliated to the London Arts & Humanities Partnership (LAHP)


If you have any questions about this course please contact craig.dooley@kcl.ac.uk

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