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Changes in the Pubs and Publications Committee

At Pubs and Publications we have been blessed with an array of brilliant committee members. Some of the team are now reaching – or have reached – the end of their PhD journeys and are, therefore, scaling back their commitments…. Continue reading →

In Defence of Unoriginality

by Daniel Adamson | ‘Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself.’ James Stephens (1880-1950), Irish novelist and poet. Originality is, perhaps, the holy grail of the PhD… Continue reading →

On being the only graduate in the family

By Oresta Muckute |   The issue of widening participation at universities is a well explored one: steps still need to be taken towards ensuring that people from under-represented backgrounds get a fair chance to start—and do well at—university. This… Continue reading →

Give yourself a break

Part of Undertaking Difficult Research series.   By Claire Aubin |   This is the first post in a series on undertaking research into particularly sensitive or difficult research topics. The author is the co-founder and co-convenor of the University… Continue reading →

Welcome our new committee members!

We at Pubs and Publications recently put out a call asking for new members to join our committee. We were absolutely blown away by the quality of applications we received. We would therefore like to use this post to introduce… 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 →

“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 →

Which Premier League Football Team is your PhD?

By Tim Galsworthy   The Premier League season has kicked off once again. Those of us who are foolish enough to invest our time, energy, hopes, and dreams into one team or another are steeled for another ten months of… Continue reading →

The PhD needs a-changin: amending the PhD to better meet the needs of students

By Ian MacNeill | While British Universities have been offering ‘doctoral’ degrees since the mid-19th Century, the past twenty years have seen some of the most dramatic changes to the PhD experience since the 1st ‘Doctor of Science’ was awarded by… Continue reading →

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