Table Tennis and the PhD

NEW POST by Desiree Arbo I am a second year PhD student in the Department of Classics and Ancient History, but co-supervised by History (which means I get to enjoy the perks - as well as extra work - of being in two departments, i.e.: free coffee and tea in the History common room). Broadly speaking, my research... Continue Reading →

Print the document! – Anna Sloan

Anna Sloan | This post was originally published July 9, 2012 Well folks, after 6 weeks sitting at home obsessing over it, I can now finally announce that the Document Formerly Known as My Thesis (I've started hating this word so much that it's been banished from my household) is now a complete document. It's... Continue Reading →

From PhD to ECR

As a newly qualified Early Career Researcher, looking ahead to your first year post-PhD, you may be wondering what next. In this case study Georgina Collins, who has a PhD in Translation Studies, talks about her first year as an early career researcher. Georgina Collins I studied for a PhD in Translation Studies in the... Continue Reading →

Choosing your PhD Examiners

This post was originally published on July 23rd, 2012 by Anna Sloan.  So, I'll be submitting my thesis really REALLY soon now. In about 2-3 weeks. Gulp! Over the past few weeks, my supervisor and I have been discussing whom to approach for my thesis examiners, and I've picked up a few surprising facts that I... Continue Reading →

Women in Academia: The debate lives on…

The elephant in the room, sexism in (academic) careers, has once again surfaced in the domain of public conversations. Today, The Daily Mail published an article titled, 'End the 'stigma' of part-time work for men: Academic attacks culture that means women are 'under promoted and under-paid'. After reading thoroughly, it seemed to me that Dr... Continue Reading →

What comes after the PhD?

When you hand in your PhD, what comes next? Here Georgina Collins provides advice for the researchers who have just completed a PhD and would like to continue in academia but are unsure which path to take. Post-PhD blues Most people leave the viva and are unsure what they are going to do next. Very... Continue Reading →

Turning 30 and the PhD

Edward Jackson I have been studying for the whole of my twenties and now, as I turn thirty and the end of my studies draws close, I thought I would share and reflect upon my journey. When I was younger I always wanted to be a vet. I grew up on a beef farm in... Continue Reading →

The power of supervisors

Bernie Divall | This post was originally published April 26, 2012 Having known my supervisors for nearly three years now, I continue to be amazed at just how much control they have over my inner happiness and optimism. Back in the mists of time, when I passed my first year review (which I think is called... Continue Reading →

Time for a meltdown

Bernie Divall | This post was originally published September 21, 2012 Well, it's Friday evening, and I'm sitting in my office having a bit of a moment.  You know, one of those moments when your brain feels like it might actually BURST!  It's silly really, but it's just hit home that I only have 10 days... Continue Reading →

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