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Episode 14 - Dr, Heather Hind and Dr. Philippa Earle (Digital Learning Developers at the University of Exeter‪)‬ Beyond Your Research Degree

    • Education

Welcome to the Beyond Your Research Degree podcast from the University of Exeter Doctoral College! The podcast about careers and all the opportunities available to you... beyond your research degree!  In this episode Kelly Preece, Researcher Development Manager talks Dr. Heather Hind and Dr. Philippa Earle, who are doctoral graduates from English currently work as Digital Learning Developers in the College of Medicine and Health at the University of Exeter. 


 


Music from https://filmmusic.io ’Cheery Monday’ by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses


 


Podcast transcript


 


1
00:00:10,890 --> 00:00:23,400
Hello and welcome to the Beyond Your Research Degree podcast by the University of Exeter Doctoral College


2
00:00:23,400 --> 00:00:28,320
Hello, and a warm welcome to another episode of Beyond Your Research Degree.


3
00:00:28,320 --> 00:00:31,560
I'm Kelly Preece, the research development manager in the Doctoral College,


4
00:00:31,560 --> 00:00:38,670
and I'm continuing episodes on the theme of getting jobs and moving forward with your career.


5
00:00:38,670 --> 00:00:44,190
During COVID 19, by talking to actually in this episode, two of our doctoral graduates.


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00:00:44,190 --> 00:00:50,880
So Dr Philippa Earle and Dr Heather Huind both of whom did their PhDs in English but are now working in professional


7
00:00:50,880 --> 00:00:58,320
services roles at the University of Exeter in roles that were created in response to the COVID 19 pandemic.


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So Heather and Philippa, are you happy to introduce yourselves? I'm Dr Heather Hind


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I did my PhD in English literature, specifically Victorian literature and things that the Victorians made out of human hair.


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And I finished in while I handed in in March 2020, just before the first lockdown's started and had my viva last year.


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And since then, I've been working for the university as a digital learning developer for the College of Medicine and Health.


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So I'm Dr Philippa Earle I finished my PhD at Exeter in.


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00:01:34,090 --> 00:01:41,350
Summer of 2018. It seems a long time ago now. And my thesis was on John Milton.


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And I'm really interested in his material philosophy, which is commonly called monism.


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00:01:47,800 --> 00:01:52,600
And so I've kind of been floating around since then, doing various things.


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00:01:52,600 --> 00:01:58,590
I'd really like to get into academia. I really enjoy teaching.


17
00:01:58,590 --> 00:02:04,650
I have done some casual teaching since then to different roles at different universities,


18
00:02:04,650 --> 00:02:10,680
and I then came into doing this digital learning development role kind of last September.


19
00:02:10,680 --> 00:02:17,100
So I was kind of last minute recruits and it kind of slotted in working with Heather.


20
00:02:17,100 --> 00:02:22,560
That's fabulous. Like you say, probably it's useful just to start with, kind of back it up, back a little bit.


21
00:02:22,560 --> 00:02:30,110
What a digital learning developer is. And I think particularly as well how these roles have.


22
00:02:30,110 --> 00:02:35,670
It evolved because of the situation with the current pandemic.


23
00:02:35,670 --> 00:02:41,730
And so when they were first advertised, I think I applied last June,


24
00:02:41,730 --> 00:02:47,320
I think I started my application the week before my viva, and then I had the interview the week after my viva.


25
00:02:47,320 --> 00:02:54,390
Wow. Yes, it was the time. It was honestly really fortuitous for me as it worked out.


26
00:02:54,390 --> 00:03:02,610
But they were advertised as roles to support the shift to online

Welcome to the Beyond Your Research Degree podcast from the University of Exeter Doctoral College! The podcast about careers and all the opportunities available to you... beyond your research degree!  In this episode Kelly Preece, Researcher Development Manager talks Dr. Heather Hind and Dr. Philippa Earle, who are doctoral graduates from English currently work as Digital Learning Developers in the College of Medicine and Health at the University of Exeter. 


 


Music from https://filmmusic.io ’Cheery Monday’ by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses


 


Podcast transcript


 


1
00:00:10,890 --> 00:00:23,400
Hello and welcome to the Beyond Your Research Degree podcast by the University of Exeter Doctoral College


2
00:00:23,400 --> 00:00:28,320
Hello, and a warm welcome to another episode of Beyond Your Research Degree.


3
00:00:28,320 --> 00:00:31,560
I'm Kelly Preece, the research development manager in the Doctoral College,


4
00:00:31,560 --> 00:00:38,670
and I'm continuing episodes on the theme of getting jobs and moving forward with your career.


5
00:00:38,670 --> 00:00:44,190
During COVID 19, by talking to actually in this episode, two of our doctoral graduates.


6
00:00:44,190 --> 00:00:50,880
So Dr Philippa Earle and Dr Heather Huind both of whom did their PhDs in English but are now working in professional


7
00:00:50,880 --> 00:00:58,320
services roles at the University of Exeter in roles that were created in response to the COVID 19 pandemic.


8
00:00:58,320 --> 00:01:02,880
So Heather and Philippa, are you happy to introduce yourselves? I'm Dr Heather Hind


9
00:01:02,880 --> 00:01:10,860
I did my PhD in English literature, specifically Victorian literature and things that the Victorians made out of human hair.


10
00:01:10,860 --> 00:01:20,610
And I finished in while I handed in in March 2020, just before the first lockdown's started and had my viva last year.


11
00:01:20,610 --> 00:01:26,970
And since then, I've been working for the university as a digital learning developer for the College of Medicine and Health.


12
00:01:26,970 --> 00:01:34,090
So I'm Dr Philippa Earle I finished my PhD at Exeter in.


13
00:01:34,090 --> 00:01:41,350
Summer of 2018. It seems a long time ago now. And my thesis was on John Milton.


14
00:01:41,350 --> 00:01:47,800
And I'm really interested in his material philosophy, which is commonly called monism.


15
00:01:47,800 --> 00:01:52,600
And so I've kind of been floating around since then, doing various things.


16
00:01:52,600 --> 00:01:58,590
I'd really like to get into academia. I really enjoy teaching.


17
00:01:58,590 --> 00:02:04,650
I have done some casual teaching since then to different roles at different universities,


18
00:02:04,650 --> 00:02:10,680
and I then came into doing this digital learning development role kind of last September.


19
00:02:10,680 --> 00:02:17,100
So I was kind of last minute recruits and it kind of slotted in working with Heather.


20
00:02:17,100 --> 00:02:22,560
That's fabulous. Like you say, probably it's useful just to start with, kind of back it up, back a little bit.


21
00:02:22,560 --> 00:02:30,110
What a digital learning developer is. And I think particularly as well how these roles have.


22
00:02:30,110 --> 00:02:35,670
It evolved because of the situation with the current pandemic.


23
00:02:35,670 --> 00:02:41,730
And so when they were first advertised, I think I applied last June,


24
00:02:41,730 --> 00:02:47,320
I think I started my application the week before my viva, and then I had the interview the week after my viva.


25
00:02:47,320 --> 00:02:54,390
Wow. Yes, it was the time. It was honestly really fortuitous for me as it worked out.


26
00:02:54,390 --> 00:03:02,610
But they were advertised as roles to support the shift to online

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