Introduction - Careers Network Mentoring Scheme
Hi my name is Antonia and I'm a Post-Doctoral Researcher in French studies at the University of Liverpool. I was awarded a BA in French and Spanish and an MA in Translation Studies at the University of Exeter. I then completed a PGCE in Secondary French Teaching with Spanish and I graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2018 with a PhD in French Literature. I have taught French Language, Literature, Politics and History at the University of Birmingham and the University of Bath.
Mentoring Support - Careers Network Mentoring Scheme
I can support you through the Careers Network mentoring scheme by giving you an insight into what a university career is like. There is no one single trajectory through a university career; it really does depend on what is most important for you in working at a university.
I can also help with the application process for postgraduate research students as I know this can be a daunting process. I can give you advice about working and studying abroad and I can also inform you about the multiple opportunities there are for Linguists.
Top Tip for Industry - Careers Network Mentoring Scheme
My top tip for beginning an academic career is to reach out to people for advice help and guidance. Most academics are more than happy to help the next generation of academics to succeed in their field so do send your research proposals and your ideas to former lecturers, tutors and career advisers.
I know it might sound scary but you'll be amazed at the positive feedback that you receive. Also use social media to start to build up your research profile this can be a really beneficial way of learning about opportunities for funding, conferences and research events.