The PhD Experience

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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 →

The floor is yours #2 – A look outside academia. Interviewing BIPOC beyond the PhD

Today’s interviewee is a school student who lives in Italy. Her family is from Ecuador, and she will answer our questions on her experiences of racism. The interview is published anonymously and with the permission of the student and parent…. Continue Reading →

The floor is yours #1 – A look outside academia. Interviewing BIPOC beyond the PhD

Today’s interviewee is an Italian Peruvian former university student, who will talk about her experiences of racialization and struggling for identity. Even though she will not speak from a doctoral perspective, we felt like her testimony will add to the… Continue Reading →

When the “field” moves inside your home

By: Rachel Wilson-Lowe As I am sure everyone is aware, we are in the middle of a global pandemic. And as such, our PhDs and research projects are having to adapt. From some this may mean pausing your research or… Continue Reading →

So Many Questions, So Little Time: Q&A With Current PhD Students

Krysten Blackstone | For the past two years, I have been one of the PhD students that does the ‘Welcome to the University’ talks to incoming Masters and PhD students. The session is a chance for the newbies to ask on-degree… Continue Reading →

What should PhD students know about research funders? An interview with Jack Harrington, Wellcome Trust

For this week’s post we have an interview with Jack Harrington from the Wellcome Trust, on what PhD students and Early Career Researchers should understand about research funding bodies. Many thanks to Jack for sharing his time and expertise.  … Continue Reading →

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