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Starting your career in academia: Business, Accounting and Finance

This FREE full day workshop is for Business, Accounting and Finance students from Essex Business School, Norwich Business School and Kent Business School who are about to finish their PhDs and embark on a career in academia.

26 April 2018

Albert Sloman Library

Starting your career in Academia: Business, Accounting and Finance


9:30 am – 10am: Welcome and Breakfast in Special Collections (Floor 1), Albert Sloman Library

10 am – 11am: Research: Ideas, presentation and dissemination

Speaker: Simon Price, Finance

This session will cover things like idea generations/collaboration, how to write papers, respond to referees comments and get your work out to conferences.

11am – noon: Acquiring data for research in accounting and finance

Speaker: Ai Gooch, Subject Librarian

It is very important to find out that the data you need is accessible (either freely or via subscription) before commencing research. Understanding the width and depth of various databases available to you also enhance your current and future research. In this session, we will look at coverages and basic functions of some of the major Accounting & Finance databases available through the library. We will also look at examples of good resources that are freely available online.

Noon – 1pm: Lunch in Special Collections (Floor 1), Albert Sloman Library

1pm -2pm: Preparing for an interview

Speaker: Professor Teerooven Soobaroyen, Accounting

This session will draw upon one’s experience as a selection and interview panel member in business schools to highlight areas for applicants/candidates to reflect upon and to better appreciate the expectations of a recruitment panel; with a particular reference to the fields of accounting and finance.

2pm – 3pm: Finding a Journal to publish in

Speaker: Katrine Sundsbo, Scholarly Communications and Research Support Manager

This session will start with an activity/discussion to start exploring different ways of sharing your research. We will then go through various ways of finding a good journal to publish in as well as things to beware of when publishing.


3.15pm – 5pm: Shut up and Write

The day will close with an optional writing workshop, where students can stay and write up an article, blog post or anything else. Support will be available until 5pm.

This event is being sponsored by Eastern Arc. Travel expenses for Kent Business School and Norwich Business School PhD students will be covered.

If you have any dietary requirements please let us know as soon as possible.

For any questions regarding this event please contact Katrine Sundsbo (