Doing a PhD can be all about setting goals and staying on track. But how do we know if they're realistic or achievable? This week, blogger Sola gives her top tips. By Sola Browne. As a PhD student it’s really important to be organised and part of that is setting achievable goals. Key ingredients for... Continue Reading →
Presenting Interdisciplinary Research
With any PhD, presenting is a daunting prospect for many, but add an interdisciplinary project into the mix and the idea gets a lot more stressful. Blogger Rupika details her experiences and advice below. Learning to present is a skill I would greatly encourage all PhD students to learn very early on, but even more... Continue Reading →
The Literature Review: not so impossible after all
How do you see your literature review? Is it a giant, unattainable piece of work? Or is an achievable challenge that you’re confident in producing? Either way, the literature review is a daunting task that looms over every PhD student. It’s no easy feat that’s for sure, but with these handy tips you’ll be well... Continue Reading →
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 One of our joys at the Library is granting your wishes, though these usually take the form of book requests rather than pumpkin... Continue Reading →
The Library Refurbishment: Improving Services for You
In response to student feedback, a ~£4m project to refurbish the main Library took place over summer 2021. The project focused on Floors 1 & 2 of the main Library building, updating them to create a contemporary, comfortable, work-inspiring environment. The two floors were reconfigured to provide over 10% more study spaces, and completely new... Continue Reading →
Supervising your Supervisors: How to make it work
The student-supervisor relationship is the most important of your PhD. Hear from blogger Ellie King about how best to manage this relationship and ensure that everyone gets the best from it.
Throwback Post: Keeping an Annotated Bibliography
As your PhD or research project evolves, so too must your literature review. As Charlotte Mathieson suggests in Writing a literature review, you can make things easier for yourself by keeping an annotated bibliography. Here is Charlotte’s guide to starting and maintaining an annotated bibliography.
Throwback Post: Planning a literature review
As you embark on your PhD, or indeed any research undertaking, you will need to produce a literature review. Not sure exactly what a literature review is, or why it is necessary? Here Charlotte Mathieson outlines the purpose and scope of the literature review.
Searching for Research Data: Navigating Uneven Terrain
By Emily Basset
Emily takes us through the things to be aware of when searching for you research data
How do you use different databases and reposotories? Tweet us at @ResearchEx, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a comment below.
Sharing Research Data: Not Just a Funder Requirement
There are many reasons why you should think about sharing research data. This post covers 5 of those most important reasons
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