PGR Success Stories
If you've ever wondered what happens to our PhD students after graduation, you've come to the right place! Completing your research at the University of Salford can lead to interesting and exciting opportunities both internationally and here in the UK. Here we've collected some of our PGR Success Stories to both demonstrate the possibilities that your PhD could open up, and inspire you to make the best of them.
If you have a PGR Success Story, or would like to suggest a graduate for a feature, please email Tracy Ireland.
PGR Success of the Month:
Dr Nor Erne Nazira Bazin recalls her first ever flight... which was from Kuala Lumpur to the UK!
Dr Angham Sabagh talks about using your PhD to improve skills for employability.
Dr Kola Ijasan has fond memories of his time at Salford, and how it unexpectedly set him on his academic career path.
Dr Siti Uzairiah Mohd Tobi tells us how doctoral study shifted her way of thinking and inspired her entrepreneurial endeavours, as well as her academic ones.
Dr Victoria Henshaw explains how she came to choose her unusual research topic, and offers advice on balancing study and employment.
Dr Deborah Gabriel discusses the need to be passionate about your research and the contribution you will make to your subject and society.
Dr Patricia Chesser-Smyth has useful advice on maintaining motivation, while enjoying the freedom of studying for the PhD.
Dr Md Yusof Hamid describes the challenge of completing a PhD, while 7,000 miles away from home.
Dr Orla Flannery discusses her time on the Graduate Teaching Studentship scheme and her move in to social enterprise.
Dr Peter Meechan talks about how his PhD helped shape his "privileged life" as a composer.
Dr Bashar Al Qaroot explains how separation from his home country and family spurred him on to completion.
Dr Sarah Elison reflects on her time at the University of Salford and how it equipped her for a career in industry.
Dr Valerie Finigan, MBE offers practical advice on coping with a job, a family and a PhD, as well as putting research to good use.
Dr John Effah talks about the challenges faced by International students and how he plans to use his research to help developing countries.