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'What Next’ Video, The: Career Planning Your Phd

Synopsis
A new video which aims to help PhD students understand what to do, apart from working on their thesis, to become employable. The film starts from the premise that a PhD by itself is rarely enough to launch a career these days, whether in academia or anywhere else.

Through drama scenes, expert interviews and documentary case studies of recent PhD graduates, including a young academic, someone employed outside academia, and someone who has started his own business, the video offers practical advice for becoming employable on completion. Topics include:

• expanding your skill set and developing your CV
• identifying your transferable skills
• thinking outside the academic box
• finding good careers advice

The ‘What Next?' Video was produced in partnership with Royal Holloway University of London and is the tenth in a series for doctoral students now used in around 80 UK universities.
Series
Videos for Doctoral Students
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2017
Subjects
Careers Guidance; Education
Keywords
higher education; postgraduate students; doctoral students

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
On request
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
30 minutes
Year
2017

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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