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Listing the “easiest unis to get in to” and the paradox of an inclusive academia

By Ellis Mallett |   Having recently read a tweet by an editor of “Wonkhe. Home of the UK higher education debate” which listed the easiest universities to get into by average UCAS points, I was left wondering about his… Continue reading →

The Art of #stayinghome

By Giovanna Pasquariello ǀ Week 6 of lockdown. Another intriguing anthropological survey requires to be carried out. Now more than ever people need answers to important questions, such as ‘When will it be safe to go out?’, ‘Are synthetic biologists working… Continue reading →

Parenting and PhD

By Linsey McMillan | PhDs are hard work. Even when you feel very passionately about your subject and are well supported by colleagues and supervisors, undertaking a research degree can feel like a blind leap of faith. And always looming… Continue reading →

Egg or potato? Tackling pressure during a PhD

By Daniel Adamson | There is an aphorism, of unknown origin, which states: ‘The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg.’ The premise of this adage is straightforward enough. Two individuals can react in very different ways when… Continue reading →

Lockdown won’t get us down

By Giovanna Pasquariello ǀ What a strange time we are getting through right now! It almost seems like we are facing a dystopian reality – the kind you only watch in movies: entire countries locked down, empty streets, people not allowed… Continue reading →

Predation and Punctuation

By Fraser Raeburn | A depressing thing about PhD projects is how ephemeral they often prove. You can put together some great initiatives, but without an established institution buying in, they tend to fade away as your time and effort… Continue reading →

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 →

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