Having spent five years as a postgraduate student at York, and a few months ahead of the submission of my PhD thesis, I was appointed as Lecturer in Music at the University of Huddersfield.
The ability to situate my musical research and practice in a rich interdisciplinary framework of literature, art history, medieval studies and languages. As a medieval musicologist, working in a medieval city with so many beautiful old buildings was also inspiring.
I did some part-time teaching at York as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, which gave me a flavour of some of the skills I would need in Higher Education.
Work hard, and take every opportunity you can to connect your music to other areas of research.