Published: 12 September 2016

Liverpool Doctoral College to host celebration event for placements

Postgraduate students

The Liverpool Doctoral College (LDC) is hosting an event on Tuesday 20th September to celebrate the latest cohort of postgraduate research students who have completed their placement scheme.

The LDC provides all postgraduate researchers at the University with the opportunity to apply to undertake a 15 day placement, outside of academia, taken consecutively or over several weeks, and to receive a £500 bursary. Postgraduates can put forward their own placement ideas through the Dual application method detailed here.

Elizabeth DeYoung from the Institute of Irish Studies was successful through this application method and carried out her placement with Ashton Community Trust in Belfast, who commissioned her to analyse their Family Support Hub, a network which provides early-intervention services to vulnerable young people and their families.

Elizabeth said: “My experience of being commissioned to write a report for an organisation as a professional researcher was invaluable and it made me feel that this is something I could do as a career.  I will now be able to refer to this report on my CV and hopefully it will lead to more opportunities.

Writing and researching is one thing – but working on the ground on a daily basis, dealing with challenges head on and working to engage community residents is another thing entirely.”

The Placements Celebration event will be hosted by Professor Graham Kemp, Director of the Liverpool Doctoral College and will provide further information about the placement scheme followed by a networking reception for placement students such as Elizabeth, their supervisors and host organisations along with students interested in joining the scheme.

To find out more about the LDC placement scheme please visit: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/intranet/doctoral-college/placements/placements-scheme/.

To register to attend the Placements Celebration event at The Bluecoat please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/liverpool-doctoral-college-placements-celebration-event-tickets-26564945467.

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