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More Insights of an International Student – and our 3rd Birthday!

By Laura Harrison | This week Pubs and Publications turns three! In that time we have had 301 posts from 128 contributors, and 117,516 overall views. We have done a fair amount of celebratory posts in the past including our… Continue reading →

The Solidarity of Doubt: UK Higher Education strikes

By Sam Grinsell and Krysten Blackstone | With strikes looming in many UK universities, PhD students and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) find themselves trying to work out where they fit in to this sector wide debate. At least, those who… Continue reading →

Opening up about teaching

By Sam Grinsell | Back in 2016, I worked for six months in a Technology Enhanced Learning department. You might also come across these groups under names such as Educational Technologies or Learning and Teaching, it varies from institution to… Continue reading →

Are you sitting comfortably? Ergonomics and eye tests

By Julie Leiper | I had an ergonomic assessment at home last week. Why you may ask? Let me backtrack a little…. As a distance learning PhD student, my office is at home. No hot-desking for me, nor do I… Continue reading →

PhD by Distance – The way of the Future?

By Julie Leiper I am undertaking a PhD via distance learning. This may not be a route you are familiar with, indeed I only really heard about it myself 10 months ago, and that was from random Google searches during… Continue reading →

Doing a PhD far from home? How to get settled and feel at home in your new surroundings

Congratulations! You’re starting your PhD and that’s a huge deal! Sometimes, however, that includes moving to a new place and it can be hard to feel at home right away.  While I don’t know too much about PhD life yet… Continue reading →

Fantastic sources and where to find them

By Maurice J. Casey  The most rewarding experiences of my historical research thus far have been encounters with the families of people I research. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of unearthing an old box of documents in a rarely… Continue reading →

PhD life for non-native English speakers

By Rossana Zetti | I still remember one of the first meetings with my supervisor. I had just submitted the first draft of the first chapter of my PhD thesis and, commenting on my clumsy and awkward English, he said:… Continue reading →

The Ultimate Guide for First-Year PhDs

By Drew Thomas | The beginning of your second semester as a PhD student is the perfect time to evaluate how you’ve been doing. What have you been wasting time on? What could you be doing to help advance your… Continue reading →

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