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Being a PhD and all the rest
Building relationships / You & your PhD / Your views

Being a PhD and all the rest

In our new post Federica reflects on her first year as a PhD student and discusses the thin line between “doing” and “being” a PhD… Is your PhD a very isolating experience? Don’t worry, you are not alone in feeling like this. The recurring buzzword in University websites, academics’ blogs and “How to survive a PhD” handbooks is … Continue reading

Welcome to British academia. First challenge: introducing yourself
You & your PhD

Welcome to British academia. First challenge: introducing yourself

Names are important, even more so when you are an aspiring researcher. Marta writes about her experience in academia. –So, what’s your name? –It’s Marta. –Oh, Magda! I have a friend… –No, that would be another popular Polish name. But mine is Marta. –Manga? Well that sounds Japanese! –No, actually it’s Marta. M-A-R-T-A –Oh! Ma-ta! –You … Continue reading