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Should I Do a Phd?

Synopsis
The video is based on case studies of PhD students from several institutions, working full time and part time across a wide range of disciplines, from arts, humanities and sciences. There is also expert commentary on the issues raised from Professor John Wakeford of the Missenden Centre, who specialises in advising research students. The video sheds light on the special satisfactions of doctoral study but also on challenges including: loneliness and isolation, PhD obsession, negotiating relationships with supervisors, dealing with unexpected outcomes; how life events can interrupt a doctoral project.
Series
Videos for Doctoral Students
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2015
Year of production
2015
Notes
Available for sale to universities, colleges and other organisations. For a one-off payment, institutions can be permanently licensed to make the video available to all registered staff, students and applicants in DVD format and to upload to intranet or other secure digital platform.
Subjects
Education
Keywords
higher education; study skills; research students

Credits

Contributor
John Wakeford

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
On request
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
38 minutes
Year
2015

Distributor

Name

Angel Productions

Contact
Stephen Engelhard
Email
enquiries@angelproductions.co.uk
Web
http://www.angelproductions.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
08444 1555 34
Address
239 Preston Drove
Brighton
BN1 6FL
Notes
Videos to support doctoral students on topics ranging from preparing for a viva to working with supervisors and coping with stress, produced in partnerships with Birkbeck, University of London and other institutions. For sale to HE institutions. Angel Productions also has an older catalogue of videos for equality and HR training in the workplace.

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