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 by Chris Banyard posted on 20 Oct '21 20 Oct '21

Transferable PhD Skills – and What They *Really* Mean

We've taken a light-hearted look at the true translation of the transferable skills you'll gain during a PhD.

 by Gaia Cantelli posted on 13 Oct '21 13 Oct '21

Preparing a PhD Application: 10 Tips

Considering a PhD in the future? It's never too early to start thinking about your application. Here are some tips to get you started.

 by Ben Taylor posted on 6 Oct '21 6 Oct '21

How to Get Your PhD Study Questions Answered

No matter where you are in your PhD journey, PhD LIVE is a fantastic chance for you to find out more about research and funding opportunities.

 by Hannah Slack posted on 30 Sep '21 30 Sep '21

My Supervisor’s an Alien

Ever thought your supervisor acts a bit strange? Do they have odd habits or not seem to sleep? If you answered yes then they might be an alien. They're more common than you think!

 by Alice Clubbs Coldron posted on 23 Sep '21 23 Sep '21

Pros and Cons of Doing a Masters before a PhD

Thinking of doing a Masters or a PhD? Or both? Deciding what the next step is can be difficult, so here are some things to bear in mind when making your decision.

 by Mark Bennett posted on 23 Sep '21 23 Sep '21

7 Things You Should Know About Research Council PhD Studentships

Looking for a quick guide to Research Council studentships for PhD study? Here's what you really need to know about the UK's most generous PhD funding.

 by Chris Banyard posted on 16 Sep '21 16 Sep '21

Preparing for your PhD: 5 Top Tips Before You Start a PhD

About to start your PhD? Here are five handy pieces of advice to begin in the best way.

 by Mark Bennett posted on 6 Sep '21 6 Sep '21

Do University Rankings Matter for PhD Study? – Tips and Tricks

University league tables may not focus specifically on postgraduate research, but that doesn't mean they aren't useful for your PhD search.

 by Hannah Slack posted on 2 Sep '21 2 Sep '21

10 Feelings You’ll Have Starting a PhD

Starting a PhD can be pretty scary. If you're wondering how your first couple of weeks might go then check out this blog where Hannah recounts her personal experience.

 by Chris Banyard posted on 26 Aug '21 26 Aug '21

How to do Research Engagement on your PhD

Research engagement is becoming increasingly important for PhD students to consider. Here's our guide on how to achieve impact, outreach and commercialisation in your PhD