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Balancing the sometimes changing and complicated relationship with our PhD supervisors

By Rachel Wilson-Lowe Having a good relationship with your supervisors can make the PhD process infinitely easier. But whilst the PhD can seem like an all-consuming part of our lives as students, it is important to remember that supervisors have… Continue reading →

In Defence of Unoriginality

by Daniel Adamson | ‘Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself.’ James Stephens (1880-1950), Irish novelist and poet. Originality is, perhaps, the holy grail of the PhD… Continue reading →

Setting and actually meeting goals

Tips and tricks to reach your PhD related targets from our fabulous committee! When you first start a PhD, the 3 or 4 years ahead of you can seem like a daunting amount of time. How on earth are you… Continue reading →

On being the only graduate in the family

By Oresta Muckute |   The issue of widening participation at universities is a well explored one: steps still need to be taken towards ensuring that people from under-represented backgrounds get a fair chance to start—and do well at—university. This… Continue reading →

The (not so) ugly truth

Starting your PhD for real is getting you down? Don’t forget that you are exactly where you are supposed to be. by Giovanna Pasquariello | Undertaking a PhD is a challenging choice: you are committing yourself to three (at least)… Continue reading →

Give yourself a break

Part of Undertaking Difficult Research series.   By Claire Aubin |   This is the first post in a series on undertaking research into particularly sensitive or difficult research topics. The author is the co-founder and co-convenor of the University… Continue reading →

An Ode to Saying ‘No’

Krysten Blackstone |   The academic world is full of thankless tasks, administrative roles, organising committees, meetings about what will be said in future meetings, and never-ending opportunities for you to spend a lot of time doing countless things that are… Continue reading →

The Final Year

By Laura Harrison | In the Pubs and Pubs committee post for September we gave advice on what to expect from the first year of the PhD. In response we got a Twitter request asking for the same for the final… Continue reading →

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