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Lazy Days of Summer?

By: Krysten Blackstone | As summer is sadly drawing to a close and undergrads will soon return, taking our study spaces and repopulating the halls, I find myself desperately clinging on to this last month, and my motivation for work plummeting…. Continue reading →

Which PhD football team are you?

By Richard Parfitt |   With the start of the new Premier League season approaching, and my next Pubs and Publications post due, it’s that time when we ask the really important questions. The questions that change the way we think… Continue reading →

What Does Your Graduate Persona Say About Your PhD?

By Anna Maguire | Graduation season is upon us! Whether you’re graduating from your doctorate or eagerly anticipating the day when your thesis is finished, this time of the academic year marks a moment of transition, for undergrads and postgrads alike…. Continue reading →

Shredding it, setting it ablaze, feeding it to the dog or: What to do when you are sick of your thesis

By Elke Close ¦ After Laura’s uplifting post about rediscovering your groove, this week I want to give you a little advice on what to do when you cannot stand the thought of anything remotely connected to your PhD thesis. Most… Continue reading →

PhD Silver Linings

By Laura Harrison | I have spent the last few days soaking up the sun in Lakefield, Canada, and a disturbing event has transpired – I am feeling somewhat optimistic about my PhD. It feels necessary to document this most rare… Continue reading →

Four academic career tips for PhD students

By Sam Grinsell | On 22 June 2017, Durham University played host to Ask the Experts, an event designed to help PhD students and early-career researchers (ECRs) understand how to approach the highly competitive academic job market. There were four… Continue reading →

Student Evaluations: Stop, Change or Continue?

By Fraser Raeburn | For the first time this year, I made my classes fill out anonymous student evaluations at the end of semester. To be honest, I would have done this earlier had I realised that providing tutorial-specific feedback wasn’t… Continue reading →

Rambling for Research

By Maurice Casey | In a recent interview about his narrative history of the October Revolution, China Mieville described the transformative effect of visiting St. Petersburg for research. Walking streets hitherto only encountered in literary description, Mieville gained a unique sense… Continue reading →

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