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Choosing Your First Conference: A Beginner’s Guide

Sarah Thomson | Conferences are an inevitable part of PhD life, but choosing where to submit your first abstract(s) can be a tricky decision. For most people it is their first experience of sharing their research outside the sanctuary of… Continue reading →

An ode to time management

By Joannie Jean | Something we all do as students or candidates is writing. Many students find this activity tedious and, in our fast-paced world, we tend to get distracted from it often. After a while of doing guerilla-style writing,… Continue reading →

Reflections on Writing a Conference Paper

By James Cleverley | Presenting at conferences can be a nerve-wracking experience. Exposing your research before a group of strangers can feel vulnerable, and conveying the results of hours spent toiling away alone within the limited amount of time available… 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 →

A Guide to Planning a Productive Writing Retreat

Krysten Blackstone | On Friday we published a post about productivity chalk full of useful tips.  But sometimes when I get into a really bad rut, I struggle to focus on writing at all.  It is always writing that is the… Continue reading →

Being ‘Productive’

Georgia Vullinghs | Productivity is a word that is being passed around a lot at the moment, but what is working productively? Let’s be clear: being productive isn’t about time spent at your desk, being constantly ‘busy’, or producing screeds of… Continue reading →

The Three-Year PhD is Possible

By Richard Parfitt |   I’ve just finished my PhD (hurrah go me well done). I submitted just inside three years, which according to many of those with whom I’ve discussed my efforts makes me a super human warrior master of… Continue reading →

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