PhD graduate careers stories

Careers case studies can help to illustrate the wide range of career options available to you after graduation.

You may also find that they provide useful advice, and give you insight into day to day life in different job roles.   

You can visit our growing bank of PGR Careers case studies from University of Birmingham graduates to find out what former PGRs have gone on to do.

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Laura Sharp

Video story from Laura Sharp, a 2021 Ancient History and Archaeology graduate, who completed an Experience Arts Internship as an Archival Intern at Winterbourne House and Gardens in Edgbaston.

Lauren Hayward

Video story from Lauren Hayward who graduated with BA English Literature in 2021 and is currently an MA International Relations student. Lauren took part in the Impact Internship Scheme and completed an internship at Evolve Education.

Lewis Ward case study

Case study from Lewis Ward, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at AstraZeneca who completed a PhD in Immunology.

Lily Cratchley

Video story from Lily Cratchley, who graduated in 2021 with BA English with American and Canadian Studies with a Year Abroad. Lily completed an internship with the Impact Internship Scheme as a Social Media Marketing Assistant.

Lizzie O'Connor

A student story from Lizzie O'Connor, the Postgraduate Community Engagement Officer here at the University of Birmingham. Lizzie graduated with a PhD in English Literature in 2019.

Lucy Shapley

Story from Lucy Shapley, a final year History and Philosophy student who took part in the Alumni Leadership Mentoring Programme. Lucy was mentored by Hilary Spencer, the CEO of education trust Ambition Institute, and former Director of Strategy for the Department for Education.

Lynda Koffi

Story from Lynda Koffi, a Strategy Analyst Intern - Gas, Renewables & Power at TotalEnergies. Lynda graduated in 2021 with a Merit in MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering with Energy.
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