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Parenting and PhD

By Linsey McMillan | PhDs are hard work. Even when you feel very passionately about your subject and are well supported by colleagues and supervisors, undertaking a research degree can feel like a blind leap of faith. And always looming… Continue reading →

Academia: not a safe haven from sexual harassment

I think in some ways I have been naïve to the problem of sexual harassment. I thought that my involvement in academia, and not the corporate rat race, that I would be free from the troubles of the ‘Me Too’… Continue reading →

Another one collecting the dust? Approaching your research post-PhD

By Elke Close |   The moment when you finish your PhD is an incredible feeling. After so many years, you finally have something to show for all of the hard work that you have put into it. However, not… Continue reading →

Fieldwork in your home country should be easy right?

I was close to a year into my PhD in architectural history at Newcastle University when I began planning my fieldwork in India. My work examines a historic state in the south of India (Mysore), my methods therefore involve working… Continue reading →

Egg or potato? Tackling pressure during a PhD

By Daniel Adamson | There is an aphorism, of unknown origin, which states: ‘The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg.’ The premise of this adage is straightforward enough. Two individuals can react in very different ways when… Continue reading →

The Great (mental) Escape!

This is obviously not an ordinary time for anyone right now! The majority of us PhD students are working from home: scrambling to change our methodology, trying to get back funding from cancelled conferences, or just trying to adjust to… Continue reading →

Lockdown won’t get us down

By Giovanna Pasquariello ǀ What a strange time we are getting through right now! It almost seems like we are facing a dystopian reality – the kind you only watch in movies: entire countries locked down, empty streets, people not allowed… Continue reading →

What I learnt during the baby stage of a science PhD

By Apple Chew |     Although 6 months is early into the journey of a PhD, it’s often good to reflect on what one has learnt since starting the degree. Here are some tips from a science PhD student… Continue reading →

Going anti-viral: Thinking together and apart

In my beginning is my end. In succession Houses rise and fall, crumble, are extended, Are removed, destroyed, restored, or in their place Is an open field, or a factory, or a by-pass. T. S. Eliot, ‘East Coker’, no.2 of… Continue reading →

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