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.
Maroon, blue, forest green, mustard yellow… Jenny Mak reflects on how the colours that we choose to wear in our everyday outfits can be empowering for our roles as PhD and early career researchers.
Do you look at your phone first thing when you wake up and the last thing at night? Do you find it hard to resist logging onto social media whilst working? Then this blog could be just for you! Sophie shares her experiences of a digital detox and provides tips on how to decrease the…
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…
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