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Masters and PhD Students: A Match Made in Academia

The new academic year is starting in some parts of the world. In others, it is well under way. Regardless, Mimi Petrakis is here to remind us that PhD students are never alone: there’s always another cohort to lean on…... Continue Reading →

Could someone please tell me what to do during conferences?

Attending conferences can be an overwhelming event for many PhD students. Chengcheng Kang offers us a brave and honest account of some of the thoughts and questions she experienced at a recent conference…   Sometimes I wish someone could tell... Continue Reading →

The hemisphere differentiation effect

Despite what the title suggests, this blog post is not an episode title of The Big Bang Theory. Instead, ponder this: what perspective can we gain when contrasting the academic calendars of the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere?...  ... Continue Reading →

Post-presentation Blues | Sarah Jane

After presenting at a departmental seminar yesterday, to the recently appointed professor, it was difficult to defend against the post-presentation blues. Luckily enough, with supervisor support, a full blown break down was averted and my optimism restored for now. I... Continue Reading →

Help! I’m drowning in questions |Thomas Bray

Today, I found a letter from my younger self which shook me to my core. Leafing through my laptop's myriad folders, I came across a file entitled PhD questions I have to answer right now! Curious, I opened it up,... Continue Reading →

How to present your research to a non-academic Audience

I presented my research on literary translation and my work as a professional translator to members of Leamington Literary Society. It was a two hour presentation held in the Royal Pump Rooms in May 2011. Leamington Literary Society holds monthly... Continue Reading →

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