The Doctorate: international stories of the UK experience

Author/Producer Sheila Trahar/ESCalate
  • Sham Juhari (University of Birmingham)
  • Kam Ping Leung Kathy (City University of Hong Kong)
  • Tzu-Bin Lin (National Institute of Education Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Georgina Yaa Oduro (University of Cape Coast, Ghana)
  • Kai Ren (University of Bristol)
  • Cheryl Rounsaville (University of Nottingham)
  • Narina A. Samah (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)
  • Paola Signorini (University of Nottingham)
  • Shawanda Stockfelt (University of Bristol)
  • Sheila Trahar (University of Bristol)
  • Thushari Welikala (University of Nottingham)
Date Published Spring 2011
Pages 71
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Ten stories written by international students about their experiences of working towards a doctorate in the UK.


Edited and introduced by Sheila Trahar from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Bristol. Within this collection of stories are personal accounts from the doctoral researchers as they outline the barriers they have overcome and the feelings they encountered on the way.