We are PhD-trained individuals just like you – who struggled, flailed, failed and blundered into our futures, complete with stress, uncertainty and a truckload of imposter syndrome.
Now that we’re out of the academic system, we want to help make the transition experience easier – and help the academic system change and adapt to the realities of the working world, one PhD and one job offer at a time.
We are an independent social enterprise, led by our determination to be the change we want to see.
Some facts about us:
The mission of Free the PhD is to free YOUR PhD. That is to help you join us in the world outside of academia, because we don’t see the need for anyone else to struggle, flounder and stress like we did.
Our aim is to Free PhDs from their assumptions, fears and limitations, so they know how to pursue the right career for them. Provide PhDs with empathetic feedback and guidance to shift their academic mindset and evolve their identity beyond their research projects. We want to change the way PhDs are seen and evaluated on the job market, by breaking stereotypes and barriers, one job offer at a time, working with partners and allies.
We look forward to you joining us on this journey whether as an advisor, advocate, or member!
How we work is guided by our values: