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Taking the PhD ‘Down Under’

By Lauren Elsie White | As a PhD student the opportunities to visit other universities across multiple continents rarely present themselves. So, when the University of Glasgow offered grants to visit the University of Sydney, it was one I could… Continue reading →

Singing through the Pensions Strike

By Richard Parfitt |   Sitting in my office in Oxford’s Clarendon Building during last month’s UCU strike was an experience in how sound can shape and project industrial action.   I passed the picket line each morning. As a member… Continue reading →

Advice on PhD Applications

By Sarah Thomson | Despite not being a PhD student (yet) I have been a long-term fan of Pubs and Publications. The blog was a great way to gain insights into the realities of PhD life and to decide if… Continue reading →

Music helps you take control

By Ian MacNeill | Let’s face it, no matter how ‘exciting’ your PhD topic might be, or how exotic the places you visit for field work are, most of your life as a PhD student will be spent sitting starring at… Continue reading →

School’s (not) out for summer

By Ian MacNeill | As many of you will no doubt have noticed, academic conference season has begun in the realm of Higher Education. Conferences are an important aspect of the PhD experience, and attending them at varying stages of your… Continue reading →

How do you pass time on the train?

By Laura Harrison | It’s conference season! The editors of Pubs and Publications recently wrote a post with our conference tips, but we did not discuss one of the crucial aspects of conferences – the travelling. The following list will reveal… Continue reading →

Tips on presenting at your first conference

Spring has sprung, the clocks have changed, all around is a sense of newness, and PhD students across the land lift their bleary eyes from computers everywhere and realise that, to invert the words of House Stark, ‘Winter has gone’…. Continue reading →

Which cult TV show is your thesis?

One of the challenges of writing a PhD is maintaining an argument throughout such a long text. Ideally, we would probably also want the style of our various chapters to hang together as well. So sometimes it pays to look… Continue reading →

A PhD as work and learning

This post has been removed, with the agreement of the author. It referred to conversations that took place as part of a confidential event, which should not have been shared outside that event. Although it was not possible to identify… Continue reading →

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