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A Non-Academic Career is Not A Failure

By Laura Harrison | Last month PhD student Charlotte Lauder wrote a vulnerable and powerful post for the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities blog. ‘Accepting You’re Ordinary and Saying Goodbye to an Academic Career’ is about her coming to… Continue Reading →

Self-funding. Across the Atlantic. During a Pandemic.

By Megan King |   Before I started my PhD, I loved the feeling of telling people, “Yeah, I’m moving to England to do a PhD,” with a just a hint of boastfulness. I loved seeing the surprised reactions of… Continue Reading →

‘Reimbursement Culture’ and Widening Participation in Academia

By Sarah Thomson | Last week, shortly after booking my first overseas PhD research trip, I found out that I’d had a paper proposal accepted by a major conference. Though both of these events were exciting, I swiftly realised that… Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Guide to Organising Your Very Own Conference

By Vanessa Tautter | Over a year ago, my colleagues and I decided to organise a conference at the University of Graz. For many of us, it was the last year at this particular university and, in a way, we… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Self-Funding: The View from Third Year

By Laura Harrison | We’ve talked a lot about funding on this site. We launched the blog with six posts, and one of them was Roseanna’s Guide to Self-funding. Like Roseanna, I’m self-funded, with the added fun of being Canadian, and… Continue Reading →

Rejection and the PhD

by Elke Close ¦  Recently I saw this BuzzFeed in which Johannes Haushofer an assistant professor at Princeton put his CV on Twitter. Yet it isn’t the usual litany of awards, publications, research positions or other notable achievements, but rather one… Continue Reading →

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