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The PhD Experience

Balancing teaching and a full-time PhD: 4 tips to get you through this semester

By Ellie Ralph | I am now entering my fourth year of teaching and the second year of a PhD. To balance both at the same time is difficult, but it is possible. I have put together some tips below… Continue reading →

Letter to my Thesis

Dear T., I have been thinking of you for a while. Are you thinking of me as well? It seems like yesterday when we first met, and yet a whole year has gone, the weeks sliding down each other. I… Continue reading →

The PhD Game V2.0

By Ian Inman |   The PhD journey can be a pretty daunting experience with lots of twists and turns along the way. During my time as a PhD student, I came up with the ‘PhD Game V2.0’ as a tongue-in-cheek… Continue reading →

What Historians have to offer in these troubled times.

By Séveric Yersin |   Hey PhD candidate : have you ever been asked about the purpose of your research, or the utility of your field? I – just like every historian – have. 2020, however, might give us an… Continue reading →

Committee Post: Preparing for a New Term

This term is shaping up to be much like the rest of 2020 – unprecedented, uncertain, and stressful. Nevertheless, theses continue to be written, books continue to be read, and tutorials continue to be taught. Our committee (and our wider… Continue reading →

A Look Back on the First Year of my PhD

By Grant Golub | As I write this, it is difficult to believe the new academic year at LSE is starting today. Part of that is because of the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is also because I… Continue reading →

Four Resources for PhDs Considering a Non-Academic Career

By Vesna Curlic | As the pandemic exacerbates what was already a challenging academic job market, many PhDs and early career researchers are considering working outside traditional academic jobs. Thinking about an alt-ac career can be daunting, but as a… Continue reading →

George Orwell’s Six Rules for Writing: A Reassessment

By Daniel Adamson | In April 1946, George Orwell published a short essay entitled “Politics and the English Language”. Orwell’s clear intention was to remedy the pervasive ‘ugly and inaccurate’ written English in contemporary literature. Modern English, especially written English,… Continue reading →

Dine like royalty. Budget like a grad student.

By Megan King |     It’s no secret that the budgetary restrictions of a postgraduate researcher don’t typically afford (See what I did there?) the most elaborate lifestyle, and if you pair cash shortages with the time constraints of a… Continue reading →

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