The PhD Experience

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Seeking Counselling During the PhD

By Megan King | Nowadays, we regularly hear how we need to prioritize our mental health. We listen to podcasts about wellbeing, we read blog posts about self-care, and we glance at advertisements for mental health apps. Maybe we even… Continue Reading →

Prioritizing Self-care

By Megan King | In recent years, terms like “self-care” have permeated the academic arena. Universities have incorporated mindfulness sessions into their workshop offerings. Academics have shared memes about the mental health healing powers of the face mask. Self-care is… Continue Reading →

5 Resources to Boost Mental Health and Wellbeing

By Megan King | If you’re struggling with mental health, it’s usually best to seek help from a trained professional, but for some of us, perceived and/or actual obstacles may make mental health services feel inaccessible. Sometimes, the thought of… Continue Reading →

Autism and Academia : Challenges and Opportunities.

By Benjamin Anderson | I undertook my PhD because of my mental health. I am a high-functioning autistic student at the University of Edinburgh. For those who are unfamiliar with it, autism is a lifelong disability that impairs how individuals… Continue Reading →

Switching from full-time to part-time: why it may (or may not) be for you

by Ellie Ralph | When I started my full-time PhD, everyone around me would agree that I was very against switching to part-time study. Now I look back on it, I am not sure why I was so against this. I… Continue Reading →

Three approaches to doing research whilst managing anxiety

By Sabrina Islam | I have had anxiety disorders since I was an early teen. Being completely uneducated on the topic of mental health, I simply accepted this as a character flaw, or maybe even a hallmark of academic achievements…. Continue Reading →

The Final Year

By Laura Harrison | In the Pubs and Pubs committee post for September we gave advice on what to expect from the first year of the PhD. In response we got a Twitter request asking for the same for the final… Continue Reading →

Health, Stress and the PhD

By Laura Harrison | Last week Sophie talked about how an unexpected house move impacted her PhD experience. This led to a discussion amongst the Pubs and Pubs committee about other instances that have thrown us off the course of our… 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 →

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