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Listing the “easiest unis to get in to” and the paradox of an inclusive academia

By Ellis Mallett |   Having recently read a tweet by an editor of “Wonkhe. Home of the UK higher education debate” which listed the easiest universities to get into by average UCAS points, I was left wondering about his… Continue reading →

The Art of #stayinghome

By Giovanna Pasquariello ǀ Week 6 of lockdown. Another intriguing anthropological survey requires to be carried out. Now more than ever people need answers to important questions, such as ‘When will it be safe to go out?’, ‘Are synthetic biologists working… Continue reading →

Parenting and PhD

By Linsey McMillan | PhDs are hard work. Even when you feel very passionately about your subject and are well supported by colleagues and supervisors, undertaking a research degree can feel like a blind leap of faith. And always looming… Continue reading →

Egg or potato? Tackling pressure during a PhD

By Daniel Adamson | There is an aphorism, of unknown origin, which states: ‘The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg.’ The premise of this adage is straightforward enough. Two individuals can react in very different ways when… Continue reading →

Lockdown won’t get us down

By Giovanna Pasquariello ǀ What a strange time we are getting through right now! It almost seems like we are facing a dystopian reality – the kind you only watch in movies: entire countries locked down, empty streets, people not allowed… Continue reading →

The five types of PhD student: a very scientific survey

By Giovanna Pasquariello ǀ After four months of serious research, dozens of hours of field observation and hundreds of notes, I can finally announce to the world the results of my most ambitious anthropological study: the five types of PhD… Continue reading →

In Defence of Unoriginality

by Daniel Adamson | ‘Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself.’ James Stephens (1880-1950), Irish novelist and poet. Originality is, perhaps, the holy grail of the PhD… Continue reading →

The (not so) ugly truth

Starting your PhD for real is getting you down? Don’t forget that you are exactly where you are supposed to be. by Giovanna Pasquariello | Undertaking a PhD is a challenging choice: you are committing yourself to three (at least)… Continue reading →

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