What I learned during my first term as a PhD researcher

Embarking on a PhD can be daunting, yet the first term brings opportunities to make a strong start by establishing solid working processes for the months and years to come. Kim Harding, a first-year PhD candidate in the sociology department at Goldsmiths, University of London shares what she has learned since starting her course.

Write It Out!

Conference season is far from over, so Adjunct Associate Professor Adrian Martin is here to give you a few pointers when it comes to preparing for your first-ever presentation (but hey, it’s also a good refresher for those old pros!)…  

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…

‘Incredibly ill-equipped hulk anxiety’ | Sarah

GUEST POST Sarah (@postlesbian) is a first-year PhD student based at Queen Mary, Univerisity of London. Her research aims to explore the influence of queer theory on lesbian performance. Outside of the PhD…wait, there’s life beyong the PhD? For more information on her research and other problems, visit Feminist Inspector.  This semester I began my PhD…