Seminar “Beyond research: alternative paths in academia”
Eleanor Dove is a Widening Participation Officer at Lancaster University and is in the process of completing a PhD in Biological Anthropology. She runs a number of different programmes to support young people from underrepresented backgrounds in making informed decisions about Higher Education. As part of her role she has utilised her research and analytical skills to create evidence-based initiatives to support young people from the British South Asian community and Islamic Faith Schools in accessing university. She also co-presents on a local radio show, Education Matters, to increase community engagement.
Her seminar will explore educational outreach and engagement beyond academia and research, and how transferable skills from master’s and PhD programmes can support career development in non-academic positions.