Placement stories

  • It is an exceptional experience, make sure you do it in a place that you admire, with people that you want to work with, and in an ideal setting.
  • I think a placement experience is valuable for everyone regardless of where they go after completing their PhD.
  • It helped me to understand what aspects of work I enjoy and find important, which is very valuable while considering what pathway to take after my PhD.
  • I was amazed at the amount of work that goes on behind the scenes at the Museum.
  • This experience showed me the value of translating research knowledge into the real world.
  • The placement definitely opened a myriad of opportunities for my next professional step.
  • It was a great opportunity to apply some of what you learn as an HDR candidate in finding solutions to social problems.
  • The HDR Placement Program is a great opportunity to showcase our research and project management skills in diverse work situations.
  • It showed me how my research skills can be applied in a different context and built confidence in my professional and transferrable skills.