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A Look Back on the First Year of my PhD

By Grant Golub | As I write this, it is difficult to believe the new academic year at LSE is starting today. Part of that is because of the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is also because I… Continue Reading →

The (not so) ugly truth

Starting your PhD for real is getting you down? Don’t forget that you are exactly where you are supposed to be. by Giovanna Pasquariello | Undertaking a PhD is a challenging choice: you are committing yourself to three (at least)… Continue Reading →

“I’m an absolute beginner”: first term, first year of the PhD

By the Pubs and Publications Committee   Alarms are being set earlier, new academic diaries are being bought, and bright-eyed freshers are beginning to arrive on university campuses. Yes, the start of term is upon us all once again. (Insert… 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 →

The Ultimate Guide for First-Year PhDs

By Drew Thomas | The beginning of your second semester as a PhD student is the perfect time to evaluate how you’ve been doing. What have you been wasting time on? What could you be doing to help advance your… Continue Reading →

Easy A(djustment): Surviving The First-Year

By: Krysten Blackstone | I went into my PhD with slightly rose-tinted glasses in regards to the size of the adjustment that was ahead of me. While I knew the academic side of things would be different, I did not… Continue Reading →

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