Finishing a masters and moving onto a PhD can be a very daunting experience, especially if you’re travelling to another country! Here, Amy discusses some of the lessons she’s learned over the course of her masters, and how they might help when undertaking a PhD.
A visit to an overseas institute can be a great opportunity to expand your network and experience life in a different country. It might even help to reduce your carbon footprint. Emily gives some tips on how and why to organise one, and how to handle it when you’re there.
A healthy work-life balance. Many talk about achieving this phenomenon but what does it actually mean and can anyone ever truly have the perfect work-life balance? In the world of postgraduate study, being able to master this is one of many key aspects in successfully completing your journey without losing out on the world around…
Maria talks about how she went from a full-time PhD in the humanities to a full-time non-academic job, what this shift has meant for her, and what she has learned about what a “career” really is
What if you’ve finished your PhD and now find yourself without an institutional affiliation? How can you still access research materials and get on with your work? Maria weighs in with some tips and advice.
Shifting from the end of your PhD to the beginning of an early career researcher path can be disconcerting and make you feel lost. Jenny Mak proposes a two-part process to navigate this transitional period.
During peer review for her forthcoming book, Alice Eden was asked to provide more information on a number of different areas in the text instead of assuming new readers will have specialist knowledge of secondary literature. Working through the re-write she has found it helpful to look back on various activities and different forms of…