TV PhD 2018

Feedback from our inaugural
TV PhD cohort

Inspiring and informative sessions

“Michaela Coel’s MacTaggart was intensely moving and important. I applaud her bravery, courage, and honesty. I support all her call for more transparency in the industry.”

“I found Tazeen Ahmad’s Networking Masterclass really useful. Lots of practical tips and a great way to meet a lot of people.”

“The session delivered by Phil Edgar-Jones was illuminating and entertaining and gave me an idea of how the TV industry has developed in recent years, and also a deeper insight into Sky Arts commissioning.”

“The scheme offers a good insight into how the television industry works, especially in relation to commissioning and producing new shows.”

Expand your network

“A positive opportunity for networking and broadening my expectations of a post-PhD career.”

“The best thing about the scheme was being able to connect with like-minded PhD students. Doing a PhD is quite a lonely and individual process, so being able to speak to other students about their experiences and interests has been great.”

“A great opportunity to be with peers from other institutions interested in the same industry.”

Career-boosting advice and guidance

“The speed networking session was very useful as it provided me with an opportunity to talk to a BBC professional about my future employment prospects and to get advice on my chosen career path.”

“It’s an opportunity to receive direct access into the current challenges, opportunities, and agenda of the TV industry which may or may not feed into your research but will help you to think about how you could position yourself within the industry or not.”

“Academia is always looking to make ‘impact’ and so having TV industry knowledge is extremely valuable, and I’m grateful to the scheme for giving me that.”

Applications for 2019 are open now

Deadline: 10 am, 1 May

If you have any queries about the scheme or your eligibility, please email

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