BAVS Careers Day

18th June
University of Warwick


Keynote Speaker:
Dr Naomi Paxton (AHRC/BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker 2014-15)


Undertaking a PhD is an enriching but exhausting experience. Deciding what to do afterwards can be another challenge, especially when contending with the realities of the academic job market, or if you’re unsure whether an academic career is for you. To support PGRs and ECRs through this stage, BAVS will be holding a careers training day aimed at scholars of the Victorian period and long nineteenth century to be held at the University of Warwick on 18th June.

The day will begin with a keynote address by Dr Naomi Paxton, a researcher, writer, performer and AHRC/BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker 2014-15 who has worked at Parliament and for the BBC as well as within academia. As well as plenary sessions, the event will feature separate strands catering to those interested in (A) academic careers and (B) alternative careers. For more information on the event, please visit:

Cost: £15.

To register, email a completed copy of the BAVS Careers Day Registration Form  to and make your payment via PayPal ( to The deadline for registration is 1st June.

Please note: registration is not completed until we have received your form and confirmed receipt of your payment.

If you have any further questions, please contact the event organisers Dr Jen Baker, Dr Catherine Paula Han and Lucy Whitehead at:

Support for this day has been provided by: the British Association for Victorian Studies; Cardiff University’s School of English, Communication and Philosophy; the University of Warwick’s Centre for Arts Doctoral Research Excellence; the University of Warwick’s English and Comparative Literary Studies department; and the South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership.

Provisional Programme

9.30 – 10.00
10.00 – 11.00
Plenary Session: Keynote Address by Dr Naomi Paxton
11.00 – 11.30
Coffee and Networking
11.30 – 12.30
1A: Roundtable on Applying for Academic Jobs
1B: Roundtable on Alternative or Adjacent Academic Careers
12.30 – 1.30
1.30 – 2.30
2A: Workshop on Crafting Fellowship Applications
2B: Workshop on Identifying Transferable Skills and Alternative Careers
2.30 – 3.30
3A: Workshop on Academia Abroad
3B: Workshop on Non-Academic CVs and Non-Academic Job Interviews
3.30 – 4.00
Coffee and Networking
4.00 – 4.45
Plenary Session: Mental Health while Job Searching

One response to “REGISTRATION OPENS: BAVS Careers Day

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