The PhD Survival Video from Angel Productions

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‘The PhD Survival Video’ discusses how the stress and pressure of a PhD can be made manageable and features drama scenes and interviews with doctoral candidates, supervisors and counsellors, to illustrate the potential problems and solutions.

The new video offers practical advice for dealing with common problems and surviving, including self-help strategies for doctoral students, what they should and should not expect from supervisors when they are struggling, the support they should find in their institutions to help them get through their degree.

‘The PhD Survival Video’ is part of Angel Productions’ series to support doctoral students, because the emotional journey to gaining a PhD is as important to understand as the practical, academic steps. It is essential viewing for anyone undertaking a PhD or supervising one, and for all involved in counselling and supporting doctoral students.

Copyright in The PhD Survival Video is owned by Angel Productions and the Missenden centre. It is available from this website for authorised users with a username and password and is 34 minutes long. In downloading the video you are agreeing not to make copies of the video except for your own use and you are agreeing not to distribute it to any other person or organisation. Please note that downloads from this site are logged.


"We were very impressed with the quality of this video. The challenges faced as a PhD student are very well described and possible solutions and options are outlined clearly."
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- Emer Casey, Student Counselling Service, NUI Galway (Ireland)

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