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The PhD Experience



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 →

Keys to the Kingdom: 5 tips to a positive PhD experience

By Ian MacNeill | Offering reflections on our PhD experience and tips for those who follow us down the doctoral path is, to my mind at least, one of the most valuable contributions that we as writers for Pubs and Publications… Continue reading →

Why on earth would you do a PhD?

By Tim Galsworthy | But why are you doing a PhD? But why are you doing that particular PhD? These are questions every single one of us undertaking a doctorate have been asked. From funding applications, to the first meetings with… Continue reading →

Write Literally Anything: Writer’s Block 101

Krysten Blackstone | It is Sunday, at 20:52 (EST) and this post is due to be published in t-minus 7 hours and 8 minutes. I have been trying to figure out what to write for this post since I wrote down when… Continue reading →

Planning a research day trip

By Sophie Almond |   Research day trips are, in many ways, the bread and butter of the PhD experience. Sure, you want to write 80,000 words on a very-interesting-but-very-obscure topic, but how are you going to do that without… Continue reading →

So what does all this mean? Some advice on writing the discussion section of your thesis

By Ian MacNeill | Pubs and Pubs, in my humble opinion, is one of the best repositories of knowledge about the PhD experience on the Internet. Over the years, a host of writers have given advice on a wide range of… Continue reading →

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 →

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