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Zubair Shafiq Jatoi PhD Film Studies

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Hi, I'm Zubair Shafiq Jatoi and I studied PhD Film Studies within Humanities at the University of Southampton.

I chose the University of Southampton because it is a world class university and secondly it is ranked as number one in film studies in UK.

Zubair Shafiq Jatoi came from Pakistan to study for a PhD in Film Studies in Southampton.

I have been keen on films since my childhood and this interest kept on growing which finally led me to choose it as my career path. I chose the University of Southampton  because it is a world class university and secondly it is ranked as number one in film studies in UK. Another important factor was that the city of Southampton is less crowded than many and has a more favourable learning environment. Besides, I have found that travelling around Southampton is very easy and its weather is quite moderate.

I am doing a PhD in Film Studies and I chose it because, in my country, the discipline of film has not been given due importance. There are very few universities and they face problems of shortage of academic and professional staff in film studies.

I am enjoying my degree because I consider this degree as beneficial for myself. This is because I developed an interest in it over the years. While others are studying books for their literature review, I am watching movies for my ‘literature review’. That makes it more interesting and engaging.

Doing a PhD is not only about writing dissertations, many other factors are involved. One has to give time, energy and most importantly finances to have a doctorate. The most difficult part of studying at PhD level is that you are often working on your own but one can find and make new friends by using the available platforms provided by the University such as Global Café.

When I finish my degree I already have a contract to teach in The Islamia University of Bahawalpur Pakistan.

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