About Us

This website was launched after building an audience of academics and people interested in pursuing a PhD on YouTube. Our aim is to provide further information, resources, training and products which enable you to thrive in the academic system whether or not you are an undergraduate or you are pursuing further education and graduate training as a PhD student.

It is run, owned, and operated by Dr Andrew Stapleton.

About Dr Andrew Stapleton

Hello, I’m Dr. Andrew Stapleton!

You may be here because you have watched my youtube channel and want to know more about me and what I do!

I completed a PhD in chemistry in 2011 and spent one year in industry as an explosive chemist.
I returned to academia where I conducted research into renewable energy and solar cells. I secured my own funding, did research, lectured, and co-supervised students. I left academia in 2017 after becoming increasingly dismayed at the career prospects and expectations of the academic system.

I started an internship at COSMOS magazine to pursue an interest in science communication. I also started and ran a science communication start-up verbalize.science which won over $100,000 in funding and grants.

These days I spend time sharing my experience of academia and helping others to make the right decision for their career on YouTube, sewing, drumming, reading, and learning new things!

You can check out my YouTube channel, here:

The Author

Dr Andrew Stapleton has a Masters and PhD in Chemistry from the UK and Australia. He has many years of research experience and has worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Associate at a number of Universities. Although having secured funding for his own research, he left academia to help others with his YouTube channel all about the inner workings of academia and how to make it work for you.