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Academic guilt during a pandemic

By Oresta Muckute |   I am lucky enough to only have one ‘real’ responsibility during a time of global crisis: getting some fully-funded PhD work done. All the articles about the impact of the pandemic—having no childcare provision, having… Continue reading →

Archival Research in a Time of Coronavirus

By Tim Galsworthy   Well, the world has certainly changed since I last blogged for Pubs and Publications! Since my previous piece in January things have turned upside down and then some. I have become accustomed to working from home,… Continue reading →

Juggling Work, PhD, Parenting and Life

By Craig Lennox |   It would be true to say that I don’t think I have ever been busier or happier, and quite often I add in more tired to that list. I am currently working full time whilst… Continue reading →

Meeting Deadlines and Maintaining Friendships

By Megan King | As a PhD student in my early thirties, making new friends and nurturing more established friendships have proven to be more difficult than I expected (especially in the midst of a pandemic). Throughout my life, I’ve… 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 →

Academia: not a safe haven from sexual harassment

I think in some ways I have been naïve to the problem of sexual harassment. I thought that my involvement in academia, and not the corporate rat race, that I would be free from the troubles of the ‘Me Too’… 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 →

What I learnt during the baby stage of a science PhD

By Apple Chew |     Although 6 months is early into the journey of a PhD, it’s often good to reflect on what one has learnt since starting the degree. Here are some tips from a science PhD student… Continue reading →

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