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:

December 2014
Dr Nor Erne Nazira Bazin recalls her first ever flight... which was from Kuala Lumpur to the UK!

November 2014
Dr Angham Sabagh talks about using your PhD to improve skills for employability.

October 2014
Dr Kola Ijasan has fond memories of his time at Salford, and how it unexpectedly set him on his academic career path.

September 2014
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.

August 2014
Dr Victoria Henshaw explains how she came to choose her unusual research topic, and offers advice on balancing study and employment.

July 2014
Dr Deborah Gabriel discusses the need to be passionate about your research and the contribution you will make to your subject and society.

June 2014
Dr Patricia Chesser-Smyth has useful advice on maintaining motivation, while enjoying the freedom of studying for the PhD.

May 2014
Dr Md Yusof Hamid describes the challenge of completing a PhD, while 7,000 miles away from home.

April 2014
Dr Orla Flannery discusses her time on the Graduate Teaching Studentship scheme and her move in to social enterprise.

March 2014
Dr Peter Meechan talks about how his PhD helped shape his "privileged life" as a composer.

February 2014
Dr Bashar Al Qaroot explains how separation from his home country and family spurred him on to completion.

January 2014
Dr Sarah Elison reflects on her time at the University of Salford and how it equipped her for a career in industry.

December 2013
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.

November 2013
Dr John Effah talks about the challenges faced by International students and how he plans to use his research to help developing countries.