I chose University of Sunderland as I completed my Masters here and I was offered the opportunity to continue my studies with a PhD within a supervisory team that I greatly admired. The University also gave me the flexibility with my course to balance my childcare needs with part-time work and study.
As the course is not a taught course its all self-directed learning, which is the best part about it for me. You need to be strict on yourself but I love the flexibility to study techniques that this provides.
Studying for my PhD opened my mind to a career broader than a traditional 9-5. I realised that I wanted to be my own boss and become an entrepreneur, that’s when I developed my business idea Ad Hoc Academic which is a skills-matching website designed to connect people looking for temporary academic positions with those in the academic world seeking to find them.
I would highly recommend the University as it provides great facilities, great lecturing and research staff. It has something amazing to offer everyone.
I would sum up the University as a life changing, mind blowing, career nurturing hub for academia."
Published 2 October 2017