PhD Life

a blog about the PhD student experience, University of Warwick


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Take a break! (It’s ok.)

All humans need to rest, including PhD students. Why is it so hard to take a break? A while ago, we asked Research Exchange visitors and Twitter followers to share their favourite ways of relaxing after hard PhD work. We... Continue Reading →

Five Things I Have Done Instead of Writing the Thesis

As the old proverb goes, the longest journey begins with a single step. Notwithstanding the fact that most journeys these-a-days begin with a trawl through Google Maps (other maps are available), this wisdom still rings true. If only that first... Continue Reading →

Getting back to my third baby… the PhD | Dudu Ndlovu

Sometimes we think of the PhD like a child and the process of getting it would be a pregnancy I presume. Having been recently pregnant I’m glad the PhD pregnancy isn’t a physical one. However, allow me to tell you about... Continue Reading →

A working holiday? How about a thinking one? – Thomas

They say a change is as good as a rest. After a barrage of conferences and an upgrade which effectively meant a downgrade for my confidence, I needed to run away. So run away I did. Or rather, flew away,... Continue Reading →

Knowing when to stop | Bernie

Last week, I helped out at a Dissertation Station event, where I was asked to talk about two difficulties I had when I was doing my Masters.  I spoke about supervision (because of course that was a problem even back... Continue Reading →

Reasons to be Cheerful | Bernie

I hope I didn't sound too downbeat last time I wrote, although to be fair, it had been a fairly troublesome few weeks.  Health-wise, not a great deal has changed since then, and I continue to battle with drugs that... Continue Reading →

Poorly me and the place of plan B | Bernie

Well, there's been something of a pause since I last blogged.  I have been a bit unwell.  Actually, quite unwell.  Well, to be honest, it's been a tricky couple of weeks... I have an ongoing annoyance in the form of... Continue Reading →

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