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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 →

Student Evaluations: Stop, Change or Continue?

By Fraser Raeburn | For the first time this year, I made my classes fill out anonymous student evaluations at the end of semester. To be honest, I would have done this earlier had I realised that providing tutorial-specific feedback wasn’t… Continue reading →

Letter to a young PhD student

by Hortense Le Ferrand |   Dear young PhD student, Having successfully graduated from my PhD in material science, I would like to pass on some advice so that you can fully enjoy the next few years. Since I did… Continue reading →

The Quest for Money

By Marc Jaffré | ‘Money is not the only answer, but it makes a difference’. When Barack Obama uttered these words it is unlikely that he had PhDs or academia in mind, but they carry great meaning for PhD students… Continue reading →

The Dangers of Wishful Thinking

By Anna Maguire | I have a guilty habit. As I click through my social media cycle and vow to stop scrolling and start writing/reading/getting a life, there’s something that I always return to: property sites. Not just because I am… Continue reading →

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