University of Birmingham

Adjacent, Alternative and Post-Academic

Careers in and around Classics

Description and organization

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 CreativeSharing 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 please email

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. For a full statement of the WCC’s childcare policy please see here.


(Text by the organizers)


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