Arts & Humanities PhD Case Studies: portfolio working

This interview, and the others published over the past and next few weeks, are with the employers represented at the recent King’s College London Arts & Humanities PhD careers event. They have been written by PhD candidate Valeria Valotto, to whom we are very grateful!

Full-time PhD, Portfolio career

Georgios Regkoukos

Current position: PhD student in History at KCL, Tutor and GTA at KCL, Tour Director at EF.

Starting point:

I am enrolled as a PhD student at KCL, writing a thesis on Politics, political thought and gentry liberalism in the era of Great Reforms in Russia.

End point:

When my sponsoring institution cut my funding I took a job as Tour Director at EF. I found the job advertised on jobonline, the UoL Career Group website. I liked the sound of it because I have always loved travelling and this way I am getting paid to do it! My duties consist of accompanying groups mainly consisting of students from the US and Canada throughout their tours of European countries, on-tour logistical support and organisation of activities, various educational responsibilities, such as giving walking tours of European city centres and coach commentaries.

How did you make it?

I had been working previously as tutor and really enjoyed it. My language and people skills definitely helped a lot. This is a part-time job which allows me to concentrate my travels in few stints over the year. As a result I have a lot of free time for my academic work and teaching at KCL.

Great job on offer

A reminder that we have lots of jobs on/off campus, full/part-time, paid/unpaid, available on JobOnline, and also through KCL Internships….

This is a Projects Officer internship for 6+ months in the team of the Executive Dean of the IoPPN.

Projects Officer Internship, KCL Institute of Psychiatry, Executive Dean’s Office-Exclusive to Kings – http://recruit.thecareersgroup.co.uk/KingsCollege/Vacancies/VacancyDetails.asp?VacancyID=3537

The successful candidate will have an interest in issues of diversity and their duties will involve collecting data, organising events, taking ownership of projects and communicating with both staff and students. They must be at least a graduate to apply for the position.

They will be paid London Living Wage – £9.15 per hour and the deadline for applications (candidates have to apply through the King’s Internships portal) is midnight on Sunday 27th September.