Motivational Quotes for the PhD Journey

The PhD journey is a long one where it’s easy and normal to feel unmotivated for certain stretches of time. We all need a little inspiration to perk us up during those days. Jenny Mak offers you four handy motivational quotes for when the going gets tough during your PhD…

Dealing with Discomfort during a PhD

Does the thought of your PhD make you feel anxious, restless, and stressed? If it does, you’re in good company, but it doesn’t have to stay this way. In today’s PhD Life post Jenny Mak shares how she dealt with these common, yet uncomfortable feelings…

Motivational Quotes for the PhD Journey

The PhD journey is a long one where it’s easy and normal to feel unmotivated for certain stretches of time. We all need a little inspiration to perk us up during those days. Jenny Mak offers you four handy motivational quotes for when the going gets tough during your PhD…

A change of heart

Completing a PhD is an overwhelming ordeal for most, but an excruciating experience for some. David Conrad offers us a candid insight into his decision to move away from academia…

The Form of the Good (PhD Student)

Last week, Brennan McDavid wrote about two virtues that PhD students can cultivate for excelling in seminar environments and in their creative process. In this post, Brennan discusses two virtues that are more directly relevant to the process of drafting a thesis… 

Back home?

In the first post in this series, Sherry wrote about perceptions of female PhD students. The second part deals with issues that arise when move away to do PhD, abroad and then try to fit back in…. Soon enough it was time to visit home again. It was the beginning of my 2nd year of PhD…

Postgraduate Recommendation: Summer Schools

Have you ever considered attending a summer (or winter) school? You should! Read about Devon’s experiences in Japan and Switzerland… During your PhD, I highly recommend taking part in a summer school. You may not know much about postgraduate summer schools unless you know someone who has been to one, or you have looked into…

Munch before you Crunch

Struggling to concentrate? Need a motivator to boost your brain power for your research? Eating well has a positive effect on your body physically and mentally! Our memory skills and concentration is dependent on the rate of how our brain cells make new connections! A chemical called acetylcholine is key to keep our brain cells…