The PhD Experience

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Inspiration and perspiration: Committee post

Your PhD is started with inspiration, from a person or a movement or your background. Whatever it is, this spark is what keeps you going during the difficulties that inevitably pop up during the process. But sometimes, in the midst… 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 →

‘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 →

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 →

Hypothyroidism and the PhD

By Megan King | I first discovered that I had an underactive thyroid in my first year of undergraduate when my doctor greeted me, “Hi, Megan! How are you do—uhh, why is your thyroid gland visibly protruding from your neck… Continue Reading →

What Pubs and Publications has meant to me

| By Tim Galsworthy I first joined the Pubs and Publications committee in the summer of 2018, just before I began my PhD that September. Pubs and Pubs has, therefore, been part and parcel of my entire doctoral journey so… Continue Reading →

Why to become a feminist within academia – A perspective from a history PhD student

By Aline Vogt | During the coronavirus pandemic, the lines between our work and our private lives have been blurred more than ever. While we start to prepare our meals for lunch, we’re glancing with one eye at the last… Continue Reading →

Three approaches to doing research whilst managing anxiety

By Sabrina Islam | I have had anxiety disorders since I was an early teen. Being completely uneducated on the topic of mental health, I simply accepted this as a character flaw, or maybe even a hallmark of academic achievements…. Continue Reading →

Throwing out the To-Do List

Ok, hear me out! I know the to-do list is a favorite among PhD researchers. It can provide a much needed structure and sense of accomplishment, both of which can be scarce in our lone pursuit of our degree. And… Continue Reading →

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