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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 →

Full-time dad, part-time PhD student, full-time worker

By Ben Hodges | “Oh, so you are doing a PhD! Is that because you want to be as brainy as your wife?” I’ll be honest, I never particularly wanted to do a PhD. The bits of my undergraduate and… 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 →

Balancing the sometimes changing and complicated relationship with our PhD supervisors

By Rachel Wilson-Lowe Having a good relationship with your supervisors can make the PhD process infinitely easier. But whilst the PhD can seem like an all-consuming part of our lives as students, it is important to remember that supervisors have… Continue reading →

In Defence of Unoriginality

by Daniel Adamson | ‘Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself.’ James Stephens (1880-1950), Irish novelist and poet. Originality is, perhaps, the holy grail of the PhD… Continue reading →

Setting and actually meeting goals

Tips and tricks to reach your PhD related targets from our fabulous committee! When you first start a PhD, the 3 or 4 years ahead of you can seem like a daunting amount of time. How on earth are you… 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 →

On being the only graduate in the family

By Oresta Muckute |   The issue of widening participation at universities is a well explored one: steps still need to be taken towards ensuring that people from under-represented backgrounds get a fair chance to start—and do well at—university. This… Continue reading →

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