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Should you do a PhD?

By Sam Grinsell | At this time of year, many students on UK masters programmes are being asked about their plans for next year. This can feel a bit intimidating: you’re only a couple of months into an intense postgraduate… Continue Reading →

Taking baby steps: the first month of the PhD

By Sarah Thomson | “What did you do on the first day of your PhD?” Before I started, this was the question I asked my older and wiser PhD friends. Once the whirlwind of inductions, meetings, admin and training has… Continue Reading →

Handling the Unexpected Year Out

By Louise Morgan |   It is that time of year where your social media feeds begin to fill with news of people taking their next steps after the summer. Whether they are getting ready for Fresher’s weeks at their new… Continue Reading →

On Widening Participation and the PhD

By Sarah Thomson | It’s no secret that the world of academia is far from a meritocracy. In efforts to combat this at undergraduate level, many universities and organisations are striving to increase access to higher education for students from… Continue Reading →

Fellowship Applications: A Guide

By Krysten Blackstone |   Key to any PhD is the research.  Obviously.  Chances are, unless you are lucky enough to have all your sources in the same place as your institution, you will need to go on at least… 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 →

Editing a Special Issue: Part One

By Laura Harrison | I am currently editing a special issue of the British Journal for Military History with my good friend (and good friend of Pubs and Pubs) Lucie Whitmore. Given that we each have one publication in peer-reviewed… Continue Reading →

Shredding it, setting it ablaze, feeding it to the dog or: What to do when you are sick of your thesis

By Elke Close ¦ After Laura’s uplifting post about rediscovering your groove, this week I want to give you a little advice on what to do when you cannot stand the thought of anything remotely connected to your PhD thesis. Most… Continue Reading →

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