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Are you interested in understanding possible career paths in the creative industries and the cultural sector and building your network?

These two one-day workshops designed and developed specifically for M4C research students will feature a range of high-profile speakers to provide an insight into the sectors to assist with research and postdoctoral career options. 

16th October



Introducing the Sector


  • Sector definitions, trends, priorities, opportunities and challenges
  • How the sector is funded
  • The types of jobs you might want to consider in these sectors
  • The realities of working with creative and cultural organisations and tactics for collaboration

3rd December




Leveraging your PhD


  • Pitching your PhD for creative industries and cultural sector jobs
  • Key skills, experience and attributes needed by the sector
  • Hacking job applications
  • Panel discussion about top tips for applications, CVs and interviews
The Workshops will be facilitated by Hannah Bird and Dr Ceri Gorton (Bird & Gorton), working with speakers from across the sector providing the opportunity to develop a wide network of key contacts who include:
  • Sandeep Mahal (Director Nottingham City of Literature),
  • Aysha Afridi (Head of Heritage and Learning National Memorial Arboretum),
  • Ed Boot Artistic Director & CES of Nonsuch Theatre Nottngham),
  • Sam Cairns (Director Cultural Learning Alliance)