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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 Ups and Downs of Editing in Isolation

By Megan King | When I had the opportunity to work on campus regularly, working from home felt like a luxury. The routine of teaching face-to-face then returning to my shared office to attempt an afternoon researching and writing seemed… Continue reading →

Five expectations a good supervisor should have.

by Craig Lennox| New terms have started at universities all over the world and many new PhD students are trying to get their heads around what they have signed up to. One thing that can feel daunting is developing a… Continue reading →

Balancing teaching and a full-time PhD: 4 tips to get you through this semester

By Ellie Ralph | I am now entering my fourth year of teaching and the second year of a PhD. To balance both at the same time is difficult, but it is possible. I have put together some tips below… Continue reading →

Letter to my Thesis

Dear T., I have been thinking of you for a while. Are you thinking of me as well? It seems like yesterday when we first met, and yet a whole year has gone, the weeks sliding down each other. I… Continue reading →

The PhD Game V2.0

By Ian Inman |   The PhD journey can be a pretty daunting experience with lots of twists and turns along the way. During my time as a PhD student, I came up with the ‘PhD Game V2.0’ as a tongue-in-cheek… Continue reading →

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 →

In defence of doing nothing

| by Tim Galsworthy   The summer months are usually a very busy time for PhD researchers. With terms and teaching over, summer provides us with an opportunity to “get some research done.” If your project requires primary research –… Continue reading →

“So, when are you going to be ready to travel?”

The outbreak of COVID-19 coincided with me travelling abroad to undertake data collection. Flights were cancelled, timelines reformatted. I’ve spent the last few months scouring every resource I can access in order to maintain some sort of momentum. And now,… Continue reading →

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