Adjacent, Alternative and Post-Academic Careers in and around Classics


The Women’s Classical Committee UK is delighted to announce the following event:

Adjacent, Alternative and Post-Academic Careers in and around Classics

8th September 2017
University of Birmingham

The Women’s Classical Committee UK is organising a day of workshops and discussion groups to highlight the many and varied careers, jobs, pursuits, and opportunities that lie around and beyond an academic career.

We hope to build both confidence and a community at this event by making a space to share a variety of post-PhD and early-career experiences. The focus will be empowering participants to see and seek out employment that values their particular skills and interests.

As with all WCC events, travel bursaries will be available for students and the un/under-employed.


10.30-11am – Coffee and Registration

11-11.30am – Welcome and introduction

11.30-12.30pm – We have skills!
Making your CV work beyond academia – A CV workshop with Chris Packham and Holly Prescott (University of Birmingham)


1.15-2pm – Getting Creative
Sharing ideas on how to build a classicist/classical identity beyond academia.

2-2.45pm – Classics and Public Learning
The opportunities for academics in non-academic institutions, with Andrew Roberts (English Heritage)


3-4pm – Taking Classicists to School
Careers in teaching, outreach and HE administration, with Frances Child, Polly Stoker, Oonagh Pennington Wilson, and Tamsin Cross.


Attendance is free for WCC UK members, £10 for non-members (to cover catering costs). You can join the WCC UK here (and if you’re a student, underemployed, or unemployed, membership is only £5).

If you would like to attend this event, registration is now open on Eventbrite. Paid-up members of the WCC UK have received instructions over e-mail on how to access their free tickets. If you need the instructions to be resent, please e-mail us at womensclassicalcommittee AT gmail.com.

If you have any other questions about the event, please email Dr. Lucy Jackson (lucy.jackson AT kcl.ac.uk).

The WCC is committed to providing friendly and accessible environments for its events, so please do get in touch if you have any access, dietary, or childcare enquiries.

Child-friendly policy

The Women’s Classical Committee is committed to making our events as inclusive as possible, and recognises that the financial and practical challenges of childcare often impede people from participating in workshops and conferences. Anyone who needs to bring a dependent child or children with them in order to participate in one of our events is usually welcome to do so, but we ask you to inform of us this in advance so that we can take them into account in our event planning and risk assessment. The safety and well-being of any children brought to our events remain at all times the responsibility of the parent or carer. While we do our best to ensure that rest and changing facilities are available for those who may need them, this will depend on the individual venue we are using. Again, please contact us in advance to discuss your needs, and we will do our best to accommodate them.

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