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It can be done: Completing your Masters and PhD back-to-back

By Sarah Thomson | As someone about to embark on their seventh consecutive year of university study, this time of year is always one that makes me quite nostalgic. The transition from one academic year to another is no longer as… Continue reading →

Imposter Syndrome and Adjusting to the PhD

By Rachel Wilson-Lowe | I have always been extremely competitive, from skidding on the asphalt to gain a run at kickball, to striving to make the top 5% of my extremely competitive high school so I could get a special gold… Continue reading →

Achieving your Summer Writing Goals

By Sarah Thomson | Last week I was asked if I could speak to some postgraduate students about to start writing their Masters dissertations, as part of Historical Perspectives’ new series of summer workshops at the University of Glasgow. The students… Continue reading →

Advice on Presenting Research Overseas

By Ellie Yates | A month before I began my PhD, I was invited to present my proposed research in Lebanon. This was an amazing but intimidating opportunity! I accepted graciously as I had previous experience in sessional teaching for… Continue reading →

What to expect during your first ‘teaching observation’

By Sarah Thomson | Getting the chance to teach undergraduates has been simultaneously the most exciting and nerve-wracking part of my PhD so far. This semester I was a tutor on a large undergraduate course. Students went to lectures several times… Continue reading →

Connecting internationally as an academic… and a Westerner

Andy Baxter | My PhD project doesn’t inherently seem like it involves a lot of travelling, so when I was given the opportunity to travel to Tanzania it was quite exciting. It’d be my first trip across the equator. It… Continue reading →

‘Reimbursement Culture’ and Widening Participation in Academia

By Sarah Thomson | Last week, shortly after booking my first overseas PhD research trip, I found out that I’d had a paper proposal accepted by a major conference. Though both of these events were exciting, I swiftly realised that… Continue reading →

How I Use Evernote to Organize my Secondary Source Research

Karl Dahlfred | When it comes to masters and doctoral work, the key to a successful thesis or dissertation is organizing your data. It is great that you are learning all sorts of relevant and interesting information, but will you be… Continue reading →

Grief and the PhD

By Lizzie Evens | It is a truth universally acknowledged that a PhD student confronted with a problem must be in want of a dozen browser tabs following a frantic Google search. But, when confronted with the mammoth problem of bereavement,… Continue reading →

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