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Handling the Unexpected Year Out

By Louise Morgan |   It is that time of year where your social media feeds begin to fill with news of people taking their next steps after the summer. Whether they are getting ready for Fresher’s weeks at their new… Continue Reading →

Five ways to succeed this summer

By Sam Grinsell | As we languish in the depths of summer, here are some thoughts on how best to maximise your efficiency through the long days. I assume here that you hunger for academic success to the exclusion of… Continue Reading →

So your partner is doing a PhD…

By Richard Parfitt and Claire Skilton |   Rather than just writing my own blog for this week’s post, I thought I would bring in somebody else’s knowledge and experience of my PhD experience, i.e. that of my fiancé, Claire,… 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 →

What Does Your Graduate Persona Say About Your PhD?

By Anna Maguire | Graduation season is upon us! Whether you’re graduating from your doctorate or eagerly anticipating the day when your thesis is finished, this time of the academic year marks a moment of transition, for undergrads and postgrads alike…. 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 →

PhD Silver Linings

By Laura Harrison | I have spent the last few days soaking up the sun in Lakefield, Canada, and a disturbing event has transpired – I am feeling somewhat optimistic about my PhD. It feels necessary to document this most rare… Continue Reading →

Summer Survival: The Road to Submission

By Anna Maguire| Wanted: One research caretaker. Duration: 2 months. Tasks: guardian for an unwieldy doctoral project; acting as a proxy for supervisions; general writing and editing duties. Bonus on submission. Ahh, summer. When the teaching and marking is over,… Continue Reading →

Top Tips for a Year Away from Academia

By Richard Parfitt |   If, like me, you get to the end of your master’s degree and you run out of energy or (probably) money, or you just want to take some time to decide whether to take your academic… Continue Reading →

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