As PhD students, we tend to live day-to-day while keeping in mind the potential of a future in academia. We leave little room to think about how we might frame today's experiences when they become our past. Dr. David Whillock,... Continue Reading →
Many PhD students have the opportunity to listen to the thoughts and ideas of influential thinkers and researchers. At the PhD Life blog, we welcome reflections from seminars, conferences, symposiums and plenaries. This time, Felipe Cicaroni Fernandes shares with us... Continue Reading →
Academic research should not be the only pursuit during your PhD experience. Tyler Cochran reflects on the value of bringing some creativity into your postgraduate life… Studying a field as diverse as Humanities can be an intimidating process. Although... Continue Reading →
Curious about viva? We certainly are, and our amazing contributor Salma offered to share her recent experience. So, take a deep breath or two, and check out the first part of her story...
Saving the world can wait, we first need to finish the thesis. Regeneration, invisibility, teleportation… What are your PhD superpowers? Recently, I have come across an amusing post by Mark Bennett, in which he compares PhD students to superheroes. I... Continue Reading →
Studying for a PhD does not just change how much we know about a topic or how well we do research. The perception other have of us changes too, sometimes more than we expected. Read Sherry's post on the image of... Continue Reading →
Yes, we tested another writing manual. Yes, PhD students are not the target audience of “265 Troubleshooting Strategies for Writers”, but hey, 265… We were curious. Read on to see how they worked. I might have mentioned in previous posts... Continue Reading →