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a blog about the PhD student experience, University of Warwick

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Notes to my younger self

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 →

The Professor is In at Warwick

Curious about US job market and application process? So were we. Here's our recap and thoughts on Karen Kelsky's talk at Warwick. It was Karen Kelsky’s blog that taught me how to write conference abstracts (among many other things), so... Continue Reading →

Being ‘fit for purpose’ in the modern knowledge economy

"This is not your supervisor's market", asserted Donna Yates in one of our recent posts. But what kind of market is it then, and how can PhD graduates find their place in it?  Furaha and Billy reflect on the changing landscape of modern... Continue Reading →

The ‘back-up plan’ – Lauren

No, not the terrible Jennifer Lopez vehicle... ...although, knowing my thesis, that could be relevant too! No, I'm talking about my fallback, my Plan B, my alternative career choice. Yikes! It's a sad fact of what news-bods like to call... Continue Reading →

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