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The PhD Experience



Health, Stress and the PhD

By Laura Harrison | Last week Sophie talked about how an unexpected house move impacted her PhD experience. This led to a discussion amongst the Pubs and Pubs committee about other instances that have thrown us off the course of our… Continue reading →

Moving House and Stressing Out

Sophie Almond |   I think we can all agree that doing a PhD can, at times, be an extremely stressful experience. Conducting primary research, working to tight deadlines, and filling in endless amounts of paperwork takes its toll. Luckily,… Continue reading →

How to Defraud Your University: A Guide for Impostors in Academia

Claire E. Aubin | Before we dive in, it is worth warning you ahead of time that the following blog post aims squarely at one of the many intersections of academic insecurities and mental health. It’s an experience that many… Continue reading →

An Ode To Co-Working

By Louise Morgan |   I have always been very much an introvert. There is nothing I enjoy more than sitting in my room with a book and a cup of tea (read: glass of wine) and talking to absolutely nobody…. Continue reading →

Adventures beyond the fundingworld: some reflections on not finishing my PhD within 3 years.

By Ian MacNeill | There are some things in life that you simply can’t avoid: taxes, disappointing sports results (although being Scottish I feel like I endure more of these than is fair), and, not including prequels, Game of Thrones is going… Continue reading →

What’s in it for us? Why we write for Pubs and Pubs.

From the Pubs and Pubs committee | Pursuing a PhD can sometimes feel overwhelming. Not only are we required to conduct an independent research project that makes an original contribution to our field, but we also typically find ourselves doing a… Continue reading →

Getting up close and personal with procrastination

By Kathryn Machray | Procrastination is a relatively fundamental component of academic life – at least it is for me. Dithering about and delaying starting something that has a deadline attached is an irritating habit that has followed me throughout my… Continue reading →

New Year’s Resolutions 2019

From the learned minds of the Pubs and Pub Committee | As we finally drag ourselves away from the sofa, the television, and the excessive food and booze consumption that made the festive season an enjoyable if somewhat corpulent affair, we… Continue reading →

Stick or twist: what to do when you finish your PhD?

By Ian MacNeill | A twice weekly fever dream tells me that there is much more of my PhD behind me than in front of me. My submission date is not so much looming on the horizon as  staring me in… Continue reading →

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