Purpose and production
These information films were produced by Dr Michael Wilson from the University of Brighton together with Be the Fox production company and Jacob Brown, consultant film-maker. They were instigated from a proposal by Jane Gawthrope of the AHRC Techne DTP with financing from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), aimed at using film to provide useful, relevant information on aspects of the PhD journey for both prospective and current students.
Participation was organised through a nationwide call through the Doctoral Training Partnerships and Centres that were under AHRC funding in June 2019 and subsequent online interview of shortlisted respondents.
Filming was conducted with the staff and students of University of Brighton, University of Kingston, University of Edinburgh, Royal Holloway University of London, University of Oxford and using the premises of those universities plus, the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, The Cartoon Museum, London and Worthing Museum, West Sussex.
Participants in alphabetical order were (academic titles as at June 2020):
Students: Alex Fitch (University of Brighton), Kadija George (University of Brighton), Bruce Haines (University of Kingston ), Seoyoung Kim (University of Kingston), Chloe Lee (Royal Holloway University of London), Dr Jenny Richardson (University of Brighton), Sally Sutherland (University of Brighton), Irene Torregiani (University of Oxford), Kim Walker (Royal Holloway University of London), Daniel Wheeldon (University of Edinburgh).
Doctoral supervisors: Dr Tom Ainsworth (University of Brighton), Professor Fran Lloyd (University of Kingston), Dr Charlotte Nicklas (University of Brighton), Dr Annebella Pollen (University of Brighton).