Academics, postgraduate students and policy developers from across Scotland and the UK gathered in Glasgow to learn more about Skills Development Scotland’s collaborative PhD programme. The PhD Networking Event, hosted by Skills Development Scotland (SDS), gave delegates the chance to find out more about the work of SDS, the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS) and the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) and their co-funded PhD studentships.
The presentations and posters provided event participants with valuable insights to PhD students’ research, and the value of academic research in informing skills policy.
Gabi Lipan is currently undertaking an SDS co-funded PhD studentship Mind the Gap: An Investigation into the Factors Influencing Student, Academic and Employer Perceptions of Graduate Attributes under the supervision of Dr Emily Nordmann, Dr Amy Irwin, and Professor Louise Phillips from the School of Psychology and Dr Joy Perkins, Centre for Academic Development. At the SDS-hosted event Gabi scooped the first prize, £100 for the best poster presentation.
Commenting on Gabi’s latest achievement Dr Nordmann said:“Gabi’s creativity and visual flair have also been recognised previously by SDS. He was commissioned to produce a short video to showcase the SDS collaborative PhD programme and its many benefits. It’s great to see him continuing to produce such excellent work.”
For further information about the initiative is available at: Skills Development Scotland Collaborative PhD Programme and Gabi’s video is available to preview at: SDS video.