What our Graduates Say

Read what our graduates say about studying for a PhD at Lancaster University.

Karen Broomhead

Karen Broomhead

Liverpool John Moores University, UK

I began my PhD in the Department of Educational Research straight after my MA at Lancaster University.  I realised I wanted to continue my studies here due to the expertise and support provided by staff within the department.  My PhD was an extremely positive experience, and one that will never leave me!  From the beginning I was actively encouraged to participate in the research community within the Department, where I was able to engage and reflect on much wider educational issues.

I would not hesitate to recommend studying within the Department of Educational Research, as I feel I have gone from a dependent student to an independent researcher.  I am indebted to my supervisor for her support (and patience!), and due to my PhD have been able to obtain a Senior Lectureship at Liverpool John Moores University, using my research to inform and develop the knowledge of undergraduate Education Studies students.

Debbie Prescott

Debbie Prescott

Head of the eLearning Unit, University of Liverpool

The doctoral programme was one of the best things I have ever done! It was challenging but extremely rewarding and beneficial for me professionally. I gained many useful skills, some that I had not expected at all when I began this programme. I met, and have become friends with a lot of excellent people and as a result now have opportunities to be part of research groups and further work. I had an excellent experience and I'm very glad I decided to do the E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning Doctoral Programme.