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Liz - advice
Name: Liz
PhD discipline: English Literature
Area(s) of work: Heritage
Year of graduation: 2004
Date of Interview: 30/06/2008

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Liz gives advice to those wishing to pursue a career in heritage.

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If you were advising somebody who was doing a PhD, who wasn't sure they wanted an academic career and wanted to explore careers in heritage, what would you say to them?

I think the thing to do, arguably, while you are doing the PhD, is get volunteering experience along the way because then you're not out of the job market for five years. You're also still carrying on with your postgraduate research so you're hedging your bets if you like, if you do that. It wasn't an option that was open to me because I had my sons at home and time was taken up with them so it wasn't an option to volunteer or work part-time but I think that's the advice I would give.

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