PhD Vlogs




PhD Vlog 6 Month's On: Abigail Robertson

We followed Abigail for 1 month in the autumn of 2015. We caught up with Abigail, now six months on from her last update, and heard about her trip to England to learn more about digital programming languages, converting manuscripts into digital formats, delivering a paper at a conference and managing to see all the panels on her list.

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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.

Clinical Genetics

Katherine Mackenzie

Urban Studies

Jack Donaghy

Landscape Archaeology

Eddie Procter

Medieval Studies

Abigail Robertson

International Relations and Politics

Sana Rahim


Paulette Toppin

Environmental Geochemistry

Andy Pearson

Molecular Medicine / Biochemistry

Samira Parhizkar

Library and Information Science

Hossam Zalabany


Emma Cole

View all of our vloggers