UACES Doctoral Training Academy: Career Development

4 November 2017, 9:00-16:15, Manchester

The Doctoral Training Academy (DTA) is for PhD students and Early Career Researchers (ECR) in the field of European Studies or related disciplines, who are interested in career development either during their PhD or in the immediate years afterwards.

The 2017 DTA was kindly hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University.

The programme comprised a mix of roundtables and talks about career development. Sessions included: Tips & Tricks for Networking, the Digital Researcher, Presenting at and Organising Academic Conferences and a Guide to Writing Academic CVs and Cover Letters.

Blogposts and resources based on the sessions are now available:

The Doctoral Training Academy proved to be an excellent opportunity for researchers to meet people who are engaged in related areas of research.

Find out more about the DTA 2017:

The event was organised by the UACES Graduate Forum Committee, who held elections during the conference.

Watch a video about 2016's Doctoral Training Academy (formerly known as the Student Forum Seminars):

Venue and time

Manchester Metropolitan University (Higher Ormond St, Manchester M15 6BG)

Saturday 4 November, 9:00 - 16:15

There will be a drinks reception for delegates on Friday 3 November, 18:30 - 20:00.


Manchester has a huge range of hotels and hostels to choose from.

UACES is offering up to 50 delegates 100 GBP towards accommodation and travel expenses.

Please read the terms and conditions before booking your travel and accommodation.

Getting There

The conference venue is just Southwest of the centre of Manchester with many city buses going past from Manchester Piccadilly bus stops as well as Manchester Piccadilly rail station.

Manchester is easily accessible by train, bus and plane from London and the rest of the UK, continental Europe and North America. See Visit Manchester for more travel information:


Manchester is easy to reach by train, with three main train stations. Oxford Road station is within walking distance to the venue, however, most trains will arrive at Manchester Piccadilly, from which the venue is a short bus ride.

For information on trains visit


If you're on a budget then buses and coaches are a great travel option. There are regular coach services from London and all major UK cities to Manchester. While they are usually cheaper than train services covering the same routes, journey times are longer.

Coach travel from across the UK can be booked through National Express or Megabus.


Manchester Airport connects to many European and international destinations. For flight information and travel from Manchester Airport visit: . A train from Manchester Airport can be taken directly to Manchester Piccadilly station.