Doing a PhD can be one crazy ride and there’ll be things you learn along the way that you wished you knew about right at the start if only to make the ride feel a bit smoother. Jenny Mak shares some things that she wished she knew.
While research brings its own set of obstacles and challenges, many of these can be expected and prepared for. However, during your research, life can throw things at you that you would have never predicted. Amy reflects on unexpected events during research and how to move past them.
A PhD is all about finding out or doing something new and exciting. But who do these ideas belong to? Who has the rights to the knowledge you have gained during your hard work over those long years? In this blog, Pippa explains some key things you should know about intellectual property.
Doing a PhD is a serious endeavour that comes with unavoidable setbacks. But sometimes, these setbacks can turn out to be funny in their own way. Jenny reflects on the value of humour during these stressful moments.
At this time of year, many of you might be starting to think about the next stage in your career, whether that be moving to a new university or starting a new research endeavour. Here, Amy discusses some of the challenges that come with moving to a new city to start a PhD, and some…
Working from home might sound great, but it can prove to be a chore. In this blog post, Maria offers her top tips on how you can make working from home effective for you.
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.