Viva Worries: Asked and Answered

The viva can bring out our worst doubts about our PhD dissertations and about ourselves, making us question the worth of our work and ourselves as researchers. Jenny Mak offers some responses to ease these worries in a constructive way.

PhD upgrade: A survival guide

At this time of academic year, many doctoral researchers in their first year of study are preparing for upgrade review. As a second year PhD student (one that survived the upgrade process!) Sophie has provided some tips to help you best prepare for your upgrade and take the next step in your PhD.

The PhD Viva – Dennis’ Experience & Tips

Last week I finally had my PhD viva which I passed successfully (no corrections). It marks the end to the most intensive period in my professional career thus far. The weeks before this very special type of final examination in British academia have been quite stressful, as I tried to prepare myself the best I could –… Continue Reading →

Ticking Time Bomb: Eighteen Months to Go

After a year in industry, blog editor Ellie is back to her PhD and has eighteen months until funding runs out and the thesis needs to be handed in. In this week blog, she shares all her thoughts. By Ellie King

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Welcome to PhD Life

Welcome to Warwick. Congratulations on starting your research journey, and we wanted to give you a special welcome from the PhD Life blog. This blog is part of Warwick Library and is written and organised by researcher and for researchers. We publish a post every week, on Wednesdays at 2.30pm, providing you with all the… Continue Reading →

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