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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 →

George Orwell’s Six Rules for Writing: A Reassessment

By Daniel Adamson | In April 1946, George Orwell published a short essay entitled “Politics and the English Language”. Orwell’s clear intention was to remedy the pervasive ‘ugly and inaccurate’ written English in contemporary literature. Modern English, especially written English,… Continue reading →

Academic guilt during a pandemic

By Oresta Muckute |   I am lucky enough to only have one ‘real’ responsibility during a time of global crisis: getting some fully-funded PhD work done. All the articles about the impact of the pandemic—having no childcare provision, having… Continue reading →

Archival Research in a Time of Coronavirus

By Tim Galsworthy   Well, the world has certainly changed since I last blogged for Pubs and Publications! Since my previous piece in January things have turned upside down and then some. I have become accustomed to working from home,… Continue reading →

Juggling Work, PhD, Parenting and Life

By Craig Lennox |   It would be true to say that I don’t think I have ever been busier or happier, and quite often I add in more tired to that list. I am currently working full time whilst… Continue reading →

What I learnt during the baby stage of a science PhD

By Apple Chew |     Although 6 months is early into the journey of a PhD, it’s often good to reflect on what one has learnt since starting the degree. Here are some tips from a science PhD student… 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 →

Researching Stigma: how the contested nature of your topic can affect you as the researcher

By Rachel Wilson-Lowe | On my way to interview for my studentship, I remember getting the side-eye from an older gentleman while on the train. I couldn’t figure out what I had done to deserve his ire, until I saw what… Continue reading →

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