The PhD Experience

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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 →

Autism and Academia : Challenges and Opportunities.

By Benjamin Anderson | I undertook my PhD because of my mental health. I am a high-functioning autistic student at the University of Edinburgh. For those who are unfamiliar with it, autism is a lifelong disability that impairs how individuals… Continue Reading →

Reading outside of your bubble.

by Séveric Yersin | Last year, I started to write short critics of newly published books for a daily newspaper. I write approximatively one critic per month. Since I do this voluntarily, I choose the book freely depending on what… Continue Reading →

About the Perks of Doing Church History (and Theology)

By Seraina Berger | The German term Orchidenfach (orchid subject) refers to an academic field or discipline that is considered rare and exotic. In Switzerland, the term seams to apply to theological studies. Once the foundation of any university and… Continue Reading →

Embracing the Digital: A Review of Scrivener for PhD Students

I admit, I can be a little old-fashioned when it comes to research and writing. While you’d still need to pry my paper planner out of my hands, the pandemic has changed the way I write and compile research. As… Continue Reading →

‘Go with the flow’: why a PhD is like a river.

By Daniel Adamson | Neither metaphors nor similes tend to carry much weight in real life. With respect to both Roman Keating and Forrest Gump, knowing that life is a rollercoaster or like a box of chocolates is unlikely to… Continue Reading →

How to keep up with extreme Tech-routines when you are a ‘Non-Tech’ person

The ongoing pandemic and the consequent necessity of remote working have invasively brought technology into our lives – much more than we were used to. If an year ago the use of virtual platforms could be a choice, now we… Continue Reading →

Switching from full-time to part-time: why it may (or may not) be for you

by Ellie Ralph | When I started my full-time PhD, everyone around me would agree that I was very against switching to part-time study. Now I look back on it, I am not sure why I was so against this. I… Continue Reading →

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