The PhD Experience

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Transferable skills: an ode to flexibility or a consolation prize?

| Giovanna Pasquariello As I am entering my third year of PhD, that smoky prospect of the future is getting closer and closer. But not clearer. To caress the idea that I am actually doing something to prepare for the job… Continue Reading →

Money, money, money! (August Committee Post)

This month’s committee post is all about budgeting during your PhD! From research costs, to paying for conferences, to balancing your own personal finances, our committee gives you all the tips and tricks! Vesna Curlic Financial planning for PhDs is… Continue Reading →

Summer Quiz: What kind of annoying PhD candidate are you?

By Séveric Yersin | Does everybody roll their eyes when you talk about your research? It’s time to be honest and face the truth: PhD candidates aren’t the most beloved, the most interesting, the most fun people there are. Their… Continue Reading →

Tailor yourself and your PhD. A quick start guide

| Giovanna Pasquariello When I was an undergraduate in Italy and I had to prepare the defence of my dissertation, my supervisor at the time suggested me: “Tailor your dress!”. A rather confusing exclamation, and one of the best advices I… Continue Reading →

The floor is yours #3 – A look outside academia. Interviewing a BIPOC PhD

Today’s interviewee is a PhD student in Clinical Linguistics. She comes from India, but she has lived in many different countries before moving to the UK for her doctoral studies. ***DISCLAIMER***  Throughout the interview and the whole month of June… Continue Reading →

Is it too early to build your academic profile and career?

You could view your PhD as an apprenticeship into academia and it’s where you learn a particular skill set for your career ahead. But a lot of academia is developing a profile and showcasing that you are an expert in… Continue Reading →

5 Resources to Boost Mental Health and Wellbeing

By Megan King | If you’re struggling with mental health, it’s usually best to seek help from a trained professional, but for some of us, perceived and/or actual obstacles may make mental health services feel inaccessible. Sometimes, the thought of… Continue Reading →

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