Ramblings of a Melvin...

Looking to the Future

Its got to that point, 11 weeks into Uni Term of Final year that our lecturers start talking about what we are going to do \"AFTER\" we graduate.

I\\\'ve been planning on this for several years. Ever since I first came to Swansea in 2006. The EngD, a Research Based Doctorate Program.

In particular I am now looking at the Steel Technology EngD. Initially when I was looking when I came in 2006 I saw posters for a Power/Aerospace EngD, but now I actually get into learning more about Steels and Aero Alloys I find that Steels interest me more.

Steel theory we\'ve been taught in Physical Metallurgy can be transposed to different Alloy systems therefore while my doctorate could well be in \"Steel Technology\". I could use the transferable skills found and take them to loads of different jobs.

The fact that we get paid for doing the EngD is just a bit of a bonus really. £16.5-18.5k Stipend, tax free.. Equivalent of a £24k starting Salary. As borat would say.. \"That\'s Niice\".

They also have a number of other benefits as well - from the Swansea Uni EngD page ->

General Information for 2009 Entry *not yet updated for 2010*

The four-year EngD programme includes:

*A taught-course component, covering technical subjects as well as development of personal, professional, business and managerial skills, and an industry-based research project, guided by academic and industrial supervisors.

*Ten funded places are available each year. In addition to having all fees paid, graduates selected for the EngD programme receive:

*A tax-free stipend, currently rising from £13,000 in Year 1 to £14,200 in Year 4.
*A stipend supplement from the industry partners, currently rising from £3,600 in Year 1 to £4,100 in Year 4
*A travel/subsistence expenses allowance, currently totalling £600 over the four-year period, plus a contribution of up to £600 for approved attendance at an international conference.

The benefit package (including fees) is equivalent to taxable earned income from employment of over £24,000 per annum. Moreover, other all-expenses-paid activities enjoyed by research engineers appointed to the EngD include:

*A five day tour of Corus plants in Wales and a five day tour of other manufacturing plants across the UK in Year 1
*A five day tour of metal intensive manufacturing plants in Europe (e.g. Holland, France and Germany) in Years 2 and 3
*An Annual Seminar and Dinner attended by senior industrialists and academics at which research engineers present research highlights of their work


I\'m just gonna need to ensure I get that 2.i or higher now :)

[ Entry posted at: Sat 05 Dec 2009 12:34:22 GMT | 6 comment(s)... | Cat: University ]

Janelle writes:

Such a deep asnwer! GD&RVVF

[ Mon 13 Jun 2011 21:21:49 BST ]

Trisha writes:

Well put, sir, well put. I'll cetralniy make note of that.

[ Wed 06 Jul 2011 15:09:23 BST ]

Lucy writes:

Hey, good to find soemnoe who agrees with me. GMTA.

[ Fri 08 Jul 2011 13:39:53 BST ]

Avari writes:

Superbly illuminating data here, tahnks!

[ Sat 09 Jul 2011 15:07:08 BST ]

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