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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 →

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 →

Life as a research student in times of chaos

By Sam Grinsell  | ‘Sitting in a park in Paris, France Reading the news and it sure looks bad They won’t give peace a chance That was just a dream some of us had’ Joni Mitchell If you maintain the… Continue reading →

The Loves that Dare to Speak Their Name

By Lloyd (Meadhbh) Houston |   The University of Oxford has a long and storied history when it comes to sexuality. Whether it be the epicureanism of Walter Pater, Oscar Wilde’s ‘love that dare not speak its name’, or Charles Ryder’s… Continue reading →

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 →

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