The PhD Experience

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Seeking Counselling During the PhD

By Megan King | Nowadays, we regularly hear how we need to prioritize our mental health. We listen to podcasts about wellbeing, we read blog posts about self-care, and we glance at advertisements for mental health apps. Maybe we even… Continue Reading →

Teaching Tutorials: How To Mark Efficiently

| Giovanna Pasquariello The fact that many PhD programmes – in the UK and not only – allow doctoral students to gain teaching experience as tutors is praiseworthy. It is an opportunity to build a teaching portfolio, gain confidence and improve… Continue Reading →

Teaching Tutorials – How To Make Discussion Flow

| Giovanna Pasquariello As doctoral researchers we are most likely required to gain teaching experience at some point of our PhD programme. In most UK universities at least, this takes the form of teaching tutorials to undergraduate – and some times… 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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