The PhD Experience

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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 →

Four ways to look after yourself during a global pandemic

By Ellis Mallett | Since the pandemic hit back in March, life has been full of twist and turns, especially for doctoral students all over the world. PhD candidates are known to be particularly harsh on themselves at the best… Continue Reading →

Balancing teaching and a full-time PhD: 4 tips to get you through this semester

By Ellie Ralph | I am now entering my fourth year of teaching and the second year of a PhD. To balance both at the same time is difficult, but it is possible. I have put together some tips below… Continue Reading →

In defence of doing nothing

| by Tim Galsworthy   The summer months are usually a very busy time for PhD researchers. With terms and teaching over, summer provides us with an opportunity to “get some research done.” If your project requires primary research –… Continue Reading →

When the “field” moves inside your home

By: Rachel Wilson-Lowe As I am sure everyone is aware, we are in the middle of a global pandemic. And as such, our PhDs and research projects are having to adapt. From some this may mean pausing your research or… Continue Reading →

“So, when are you going to be ready to travel?”

The outbreak of COVID-19 coincided with me travelling abroad to undertake data collection. Flights were cancelled, timelines reformatted. I’ve spent the last few months scouring every resource I can access in order to maintain some sort of momentum. And now,… Continue Reading →

Self-funding. Across the Atlantic. During a Pandemic.

By Megan King |   Before I started my PhD, I loved the feeling of telling people, “Yeah, I’m moving to England to do a PhD,” with a just a hint of boastfulness. I loved seeing the surprised reactions of… Continue Reading →

Remote working pro tips!

As I am sure you are all aware there is a global pandemic going on at the moment! (And if you aren’t, what rock have you been hiding under and can I join you?) For many PhD students, things are… Continue Reading →

Meeting Deadlines and Maintaining Friendships

By Megan King | As a PhD student in my early thirties, making new friends and nurturing more established friendships have proven to be more difficult than I expected (especially in the midst of a pandemic). Throughout my life, I’ve… Continue Reading →

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