PhD Vlogs




PhD Vlog Week 3: Sana Rahim

Sana started her PhD in March 2016, follow her vlogs for tips on being a distant learner as well as being a parent while studying for a PhD! It is week 3 of Sana's PhD journey as a distance learner. In this video Sana talks about her first supervisor meeting, and the importance of having a good relationship with your supervisor.

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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

Environmental Geochemistry

Andy Pearson


Paulette Toppin


Emma Cole

Medieval Studies

Abigail Robertson

Library and Information Science

Hossam Zalabany

Clinical Genetics

Katherine Mackenzie

Molecular Medicine / Biochemistry

Samira Parhizkar

Urban Studies

Jack Donaghy

View all of our vloggers