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Pub Spotlight: Aikman’s Bar Bistro

Drew Thomas | Students in every university town or neighborhood have their favorite pubs, whether they be for a night of debauchery or a quiet night out with friends. Depending on the weeknight, the same pub might host both activities…. Continue reading →

How to stay mentally healthy as a PhD student

By Marieke Krijnen | The mental health of PhD-students is an increasing cause for concern. A recent study conducted in Belgium found that one third of PhD-students was at risk of developing a common psychiatric disorder like depression. Unfortunately, this… Continue reading →

Which Strictly celebrity is your PhD?

By Richard Parfitt |     Continuing our long-running series of articles on ‘Which of these non-academic things is a metaphor for your PhD?’, and helping me to come up with a blog amidst my Saturday-night writer’s block, I’m going to… Continue reading →

Mission Impossible? Parenting and my PhD

By Grace Gallacher There are numerous blogs about your PhD journey, hints and tips, experiences and how to guides. Providing a sense of solidarity and reassurance that you are not alone, but above all offer an unending supply of suggestions… Continue reading →

Here us roar!: Women Role Models in Academia

By Roseanna Doughty | I was talking about the English Civil War with a group of undergraduates a few months ago, when to my horror one of my young female students remarked that the history of wars was really just for boys…. Continue reading →

What happens when you kneed to take a break from your PhD?

By Ian MacNeill | One aspect of pursuing a PhD that is rarely mentioned are the drop-out rates. An unscientific bout of Googlewhacking tells me that up to 50 percent of doctoral candidates will choose to discontinue (a more agreeable… Continue reading →

Heartbreak and the PhD

by Elke Close | The end of a relationship is never easy. We’ve all been there. No matter what the circumstances are, it is always difficult to say goodbye to a part of your life that you shared with that one… Continue reading →

What should PhD students know about research funders? An interview with Jack Harrington, Wellcome Trust

For this week’s post we have an interview with Jack Harrington from the Wellcome Trust, on what PhD students and Early Career Researchers should understand about research funding bodies. Many thanks to Jack for sharing his time and expertise.  … Continue reading →

Editing a Special Issue: Part One

By Laura Harrison | I am currently editing a special issue of the British Journal for Military History with my good friend (and good friend of Pubs and Pubs) Lucie Whitmore. Given that we each have one publication in peer-reviewed… Continue reading →

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