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The five types of PhD student: a very scientific survey

By Giovanna Pasquariello ǀ After four months of serious research, dozens of hours of field observation and hundreds of notes, I can finally announce to the world the results of my most ambitious anthropological study: the five types of PhD… Continue reading →

Changes in the Pubs and Publications Committee

At Pubs and Publications we have been blessed with an array of brilliant committee members. Some of the team are now reaching – or have reached – the end of their PhD journeys and are, therefore, scaling back their commitments…. Continue reading →

Changing direction: reflections on pursuing a non-academic career

By Ian MacNeill | Towards the end of last year, I wrote a blog about the choice facing PhD graduates: whether to continue with an academic career or pursue a non-academic option. As this is, sadly, my last post for Pubs and Pubs… 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 →

Researching Stigma: how the contested nature of your topic can affect you as the researcher

By Rachel Wilson-Lowe | On my way to interview for my studentship, I remember getting the side-eye from an older gentleman while on the train. I couldn’t figure out what I had done to deserve his ire, until I saw what… Continue reading →

The PhD needs a-changin: amending the PhD to better meet the needs of students

By Ian MacNeill | While British Universities have been offering ‘doctoral’ degrees since the mid-19th Century, the past twenty years have seen some of the most dramatic changes to the PhD experience since the 1st ‘Doctor of Science’ was awarded by… Continue reading →

Experiences of an International Student

By Giulia Engel |   In July 2018 I got a six-month scholarship from the Brazilian government to study abroad and I applied to the University of Edinburgh to work under the supervision of the social historian of medicine, Dr Gayle… Continue reading →

The Upgrade

By Louise Morgan |   Preparing for the upgrade (or transfer of status) at the end of the first year of your PhD can be a stressful experience. In the weeks leading to my upgrade interview I spent hours procrastinating by… Continue reading →

Taking time to reflect

By Sophie Almond | Whilst summer heralds the beginning of long hot days, ice creams in the park, and a gloriously empty library, it also marks the end of the academic year. Having begun my PhD in October 2018, I now… Continue reading →

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