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Your PhD journey might be exactly what you envisioned, might take you to places you never imagined, or might be a bit of both. This is my story and I am thankful for it as it has led me to becoming the new editor for the PhD Life blog. What’s yours?…

How to Write an Academic Bio for Conferences

There are very few things as challenging as writing academic biographies (perhaps academic writing?). It seems simple, but things soon get awkward as you try to show how amazing you are without sounding arrogation or pretentious. Sophie shares her tips on writing a balanced bio… It’s all going swimmingly until you read the Call for…

Being a PhD and all the rest

In our new post Federica reflects on her first year as a PhD student and discusses the thin line between “doing” and “being” a PhD… Is your PhD a very isolating experience? Don’t worry, you are not alone in feeling like this. The recurring buzzword in University websites, academics’ blogs and “How to survive a PhD” handbooks is…