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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 →

Travel Options for the Temporally and Financially Challenged PhD

By Fraser Raeburn | No one has ever completed a PhD by sitting very still in one place. Whether it be a brisk stroll over to the library, or an epic trek into the Himalayas in search of wisdom, we will… Continue reading →

Shredding it, setting it ablaze, feeding it to the dog or: What to do when you are sick of your thesis

By Elke Close ¦ After Laura’s uplifting post about rediscovering your groove, this week I want to give you a little advice on what to do when you cannot stand the thought of anything remotely connected to your PhD thesis. Most… Continue reading →

Rambling for Research

By Maurice Casey | In a recent interview about his narrative history of the October Revolution, China Mieville described the transformative effect of visiting St. Petersburg for research. Walking streets hitherto only encountered in literary description, Mieville gained a unique sense… Continue reading →

Ten Research Commandments: Getting the Most out of Your Research Trip

By: Krysten Blackstone | I have recently returned from my first major PhD research trip.  It was long (a 6-week teaser, of a 6-month research fellowship) and it was far from my base in Edinburgh (literally an ocean away).  The trip… Continue reading →

18 Online Resources and Apps for PhD Students with Dyslexia

By Sharon Conwell | For a long time students with dyslexia weren’t expected to perform well academically. Unfair and inaccurate assumptions were often made about their capabilities and intelligence, and ignorance often left a lot of dyslexic students completely overlooked. Fortunately,… Continue reading →

Your favourite drink and what it says about you (and your research)

by Elke Close ¦ Exciting times are ahead. Slowly the sun is gracing us with its presence, Eurovision is only a week away and the academic year is over, which means no more teaching, marking or occupying yourself with other… Continue reading →

Conference, seminar, sandpit: are there other ways to exchange our research?

By Alexander Coupe | When we meet other researchers at conferences are we really listening? Is this meeting establishing a common language between our projects? I would suggest that we often enter into academic encounters not in the name of understanding… Continue reading →

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