Published: 4 October 2016

Liverpool Doctoral College celebrates latest placements


The Liverpool Doctoral College (LDC) hosted a celebration event recently, following the success of the latest Placements Scheme for postgraduate research students.

The placements event was hosted by Professor Graham Kemp, Director of the LDC and was attended by students who had undertaken placements, along with their partner organisations, students interested in taking part in the scheme as well as staff.

Bridging future careers

Elsa-Gayle Zekeng, a final year PhD student focusing her research on Infectious diseases, attended the event, following the completion of her placement at Autism Together, a charity helping those with autism and social communication difficulties.  After completing her PhD, Elsa-Gayle would like a career reviewing health care organisations.  She said: “This placement has allowed me to get experience of reviewing a healthcare organisation and provided me with a bridge towards my future career.  I would recommend the placement scheme to anyone.”

Jim Strain HR Director of Autism Together said “We would certainly do the Placements Scheme again, it’s been of great value to us and has given us some excellent insights.”

Future placements

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.

The LDC will be hosting Postgraduate Researcher Week 10-14 October, where students can register to find out more about the LDC and the Placements Scheme. Visit to find out more or to book your space at Welcome events.

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