The PhD Experience

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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 →

Keys to the Kingdom: 5 tips to a positive PhD experience

By Ian MacNeill | Offering reflections on our PhD experience and tips for those who follow us down the doctoral path is, to my mind at least, one of the most valuable contributions that we as writers for Pubs and Publications… Continue Reading →

Health, Stress and the PhD

By Laura Harrison | Last week Sophie talked about how an unexpected house move impacted her PhD experience. This led to a discussion amongst the Pubs and Pubs committee about other instances that have thrown us off the course of our… Continue Reading →

Experiences of a part-time PhD student

Jake Turbill |   Hi, I’m Jake, and I’m a part-time PhD student. It has taken me a long time to reach this point, due to a number of factors. Initially, I asked myself a few questions: Which University should I… Continue Reading →

An Ode To Co-Working

By Louise Morgan |   I have always been very much an introvert. There is nothing I enjoy more than sitting in my room with a book and a cup of tea (read: glass of wine) and talking to absolutely nobody…. Continue Reading →

‘Turn off your mind relax and float downstream’: How to get your PhD out of your head

By Sam Grinsell | One of the pieces of advice you’ll read a lot as a PhD student is that you should try to keep some time free from your work. But how do you actually do that? When it… Continue Reading →

What kind of holiday is your PhD?

By Sam Grinsell and Virginia Calabria | As the nights start getting longer and the campus fills up with undergraduates again, the summer holidays already seem to be fading into distant memories. To hold onto these memories a little longer,… 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 →

A PhD as work and learning

This post has been removed, with the agreement of the author. It referred to conversations that took place as part of a confidential event, which should not have been shared outside that event. Although it was not possible to identify… Continue Reading →

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