PhD Vlogs




PhD Vlog 3 Month's On: Katherine Mackenzie

Katherine is a second year PhD student in the department of Clinical Genetics at Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam. She moved from the Highlands of Scotland to the Netherlands to start her Life Science PhD.  Follow Katherine's vlog to find out more about the highs and lows of doing a scientific PhD and what life is like for a PhD student in the Netherlands.

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Get a real insight in to what it's like to do a PhD

Do you want to get a real insight in to what it's like to do a PhD? We thought the best way would be for PhDs themselves to show you with informative video blogs better known as vlogs.

We invited PhD students at various stages of their PhD and different locations to film themselves over 4 weeks and share their videos with you. Our vlogs cover everything from starting a PhD, moving abroad to do a PhD, finding funding opportunities to viva preparation and finding your first academic job.

We will be introducing new vloggers throughout 2016 and also returning to see how our other vloggers are getting on.

If you want to try vlogging yourself you can watch our tips video here. Please share these vlogs on social media using the links below and tell us what you think on Twitter using the hashtag #PhDvlog and @jobsacuk

Meet Our Vloggers

To find out about each of our vloggers, please click on their profiles below.

International Relations and Politics

Sana Rahim


Paulette Toppin

Library and Information Science

Hossam Zalabany

Molecular Medicine / Biochemistry

Samira Parhizkar

Clinical Genetics

Katherine Mackenzie


Emma Cole

Landscape Archaeology

Eddie Procter

Medieval Studies

Abigail Robertson

Environmental Geochemistry

Andy Pearson

Urban Studies

Jack Donaghy

View all of our vloggers