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Used in over 40 universities
Kings College London
Queen's University Belfast
Sheffield Hallam

"We've already purchased The Good Presentation video and The Good Viva video to add to our on-line training offer to research students. The Good Doctorate video is a welcome addition to the series. I like the 'problems' followed by 'solutions' format of the video. I will be using in face-to-face teaching to prompt discussions."  
- Dr Heather Sears, Graduate Training and Support Centre, University of Leeds

"The Good Doctorate video provides an excellent insight into the daily reality of undertaking a PhD. We have shown it to hundreds of incoming research students to bring to life what they have ahead of them. The video provides realistic and useful advice, and has complemented our own induction program really well." 
- Dr Liz Tynan,
Graduate Research School,
James Cook University, Australia

The Good Doctorate Video -
how to complete it on time

The Good Doctorate Video addresses one of the most intractable issues for institutions: improving the qualification rate of their doctoral programmes. This video in our series for doctoral students was made in cooperation with Birkbeck, University of London.      

The complete video is available in our  NEW  mobile app, Dr.App, or as a separate half hour video.  Ask us about a preview or purchasing a licence.

The video will help doctoral students manage their time and complete their thesis on schedule (and will help their supervisors to support them in this). 

The Good Doctorate Video includes: 
  • Planning towards a distant deadline
  • How ‘life’ can get in the way
  • Being realistic about the time and cost
  • Setting intermediate stages
  • Working with your supervisor 

Ensuring timely completion of doctorates has never been more urgent for institutions.

Based on specially scripted drama scenarios and interviews with experienced academics and PhD students, The Good Doctorate Video was produced with advice from Professor John Wakeford, Director of the Missenden Centre for the Development of Higher Education.