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Committee Post: New Year, New Us

Welcome to 2021, Pubs and Publications readers! It feels surreal that it’s a new year already, with 2020 feeling like it lasted five minutes for some of us and ten years for others. With hope in our hearts, the whole… 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 →

Committee Post: The Silver Linings of 2020

It’s undoubtably been a rough year – and even that might be an understatement. Here at Pubs & Publications, we’ve spent a lot of the past few months talking about the challenges that the pandemic has posed for us all… Continue reading →

An Academic Gift Guide for PhD Students

By Vesna Curlic | I’m not sure if this is a universal feeling, but this year – probably in response to the many exhausting challenges 2020 has held – I am particularly keen to start the festive season! Though it… Continue reading →

The Ups and Downs of Editing in Isolation

By Megan King | When I had the opportunity to work on campus regularly, working from home felt like a luxury. The routine of teaching face-to-face then returning to my shared office to attempt an afternoon researching and writing seemed… Continue reading →

Five expectations a good supervisor should have.

by Craig Lennox| New terms have started at universities all over the world and many new PhD students are trying to get their heads around what they have signed up to. One thing that can feel daunting is developing a… Continue reading →

Letter to my Thesis

Dear T., I have been thinking of you for a while. Are you thinking of me as well? It seems like yesterday when we first met, and yet a whole year has gone, the weeks sliding down each other. I… Continue reading →

Dine like royalty. Budget like a grad student.

By Megan King |     It’s no secret that the budgetary restrictions of a postgraduate researcher don’t typically afford (See what I did there?) the most elaborate lifestyle, and if you pair cash shortages with the time constraints of a… Continue reading →

Annual review, now: reviewing your academic year during a pandemic

The Covid-19 outbreak disrupted our routines, this is something we all know now. We also may have got used to it and to the idea of adaptation. Nevertheless, as PhD students, we must meet some institutional obligations. Expectations might be… Continue reading →

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