Graduate School

Postgraduate wellbeing


PhD Stress & Mental Health Video

Doing a PhD or a Professional Doctoral degree is meant to be challenging but not overwhelming, and we believe that the emotional journey to gaining a PhD is as important to understand as the practical academic steps. 

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

The 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 institution to help them get through

Visit Moodle to access the PhD Survival video

‘The PhD Survival Video’ is independently produced by Angel Productions.

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