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Your Experiences

First Term Done

As we make our way through January and well into term two, first year PhD student and blogger Rupika reflects on her journey so far.

By Rupika Gulati

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Your Experiences

We’re Recruiting! Come and write for PhDLife

Are you a PhD student at Warwick? Would you like the opportunity to share your experiences of research with a global audience and earn some extra money? Here at PhDLife we’re currently recruiting for new regular bloggers. Hear from editor Ellie King about what it’s all about and why you should apply.

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And Beyond

Making the Most of your Conference Presentation

Recently, blog editor Ellie King presented her research to a virtual conference of museum professionals. Hear her reflections on how it went, and her tips on making the most of the opportunity.

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PhD Basics

The 24-Hour Library is BACK!

We have some very exciting news for you… The Library is returning to 24 hour opening! Great news for you night owls and early morning larks! Find out more…

By Samantha Platts

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PhD Basics

PGR Possibilities: The Doctoral College and life beyond your department

The Doctoral College at Warwick is the university body you all belong to, but you may never have realised! As Warwick PGRs, it’s your one-stop shop for all things PhD, as well as a gateway to university life beyond your department. Pierre Botcherby, PhD Life blogger and PGR Development Officer in the Doctoral College, takes you on a tour…

By Pierre Botcherby

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Looking after you and your PhD

Making New Year’s Resolutions: And Sticking to Them

To kick off 2022, we at the Warwick Library Blogs are thinking about new years’ resolutions. Most of us make them every year: eat less, exercise more, spend less money read more books. So, we were no different, and made some resolutions for the year ahead.

By Ellie King

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Looking after you and your PhD

Throwback Post: Christmas and Your Mental Health

In this post Sophie shares her thoughts on looking after your wellbeing over the Christmas period.

Christmas time can be full of food, fun, parties and spending time with your loved ones and family. With this in mind, Sophie offers some tips on how to look after your mental health during the festive season.

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Your Experiences

Looking Back on 2021: Merry Christmas from your Bloggers

As we settle into the holiday season and campus gets quieter after a busy term one, here at the Warwick Library Blogs we’re looking back on the last twelve months. It started in a lockdown and sadly has ended with some restrictions being introduced, but in between we had some great months of learning and growing. Regardless of where you are in your university life, from a first-year undergraduate to a final year PhD researcher, I think this year we’ve been brought together in the challenges we have faced. We asked some of our bloggers to reflect on 2021, and here’s what they had to say.

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Your Experiences

An Experience of Temporary Withdrawal

Studying a PhD offers many fantastic opportunities for research and networking. But it’s a long journey and life beyond research can require one to take a break from study, whether for work or health reasons. In this blog post, Giles Penman talks about his recent experience of temporary withdrawal.

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Looking after you and your PhD

The Procrastination Chronicles: Chipping Away at It

When things get too overwhelming, and that mountain you have to climb seems too high, too impossible, it may help to think of your challenges in little pieces, little instalments. In the second part of the Procrastination Chronicles, PhD student Lúcia explores the idea of dealing with burnout and procrastination by “chipping away at it”.