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Blog posts by Gaia Cantelli

Here you can stay up to date with important postgraduate news, funding developments, international study advice and humour.

You can view a selection of our latest articles, or select from the list of topics below.



 by Gaia Cantelli
, posted on 3 Jan '19

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.

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 by Gaia Cantelli
, posted on 7 Jun '18

5 Common PhD Fears & How to Overcome Them

Concerned about the progress of your thesis? Worried about gaining new skills? Struggling with imposter syndrome? Gaia Cantelli explains how to overcome some common PhD fears.

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 by Gaia Cantelli
, posted on 26 Apr '18

Choosing a University for PhD Study in 6 Simple Steps

You're ready to choose your PhD - congratulations! But where should you study it? Gaia Cantelli offers some tips.

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 by Gaia Cantelli
, posted on 29 Mar '18

5 Things That Make an Awesome Referee for Your PhD Application

Don't be tempted to overlook references whilst you work on 'more important' parts of a PhD application. Follow these simple tips to identify a referee who can back up (and complement) your proposal and personal statement.

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 by Gaia Cantelli
, posted on 22 Feb '18

The Science of PhD Study - PhD Interviews

What's it like facing a PhD interview in Science and Technology? We're looking at key areas of PhD study from the perspective of different subject areas.

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 by Gaia Cantelli
, posted on 18 Jan '18

Getting Your CV into Shape for a PhD Application – 10 Tips

A suitable academic CV can be an important prerequisite for a PhD place. Here's how to make yours as strong as possible.

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 by Gaia Cantelli
, posted on 17 May '17

PhD Prospects – Your Future with a Doctorate

What can you actually do with a PhD? This post takes a look at various academic and non-academic career options for doctoral graduates.

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 by Gaia Cantelli
, posted on 1 Mar '17

5 Moments that Make a PhD

A PhD is hard work, sure. But it's also a unique opportunity to do some pretty incredible things and have some pretty incredible experiences. Here are five of them.

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 by Gaia Cantelli
, posted on 15 Feb '17

Staying Focussed During a PhD - Some Simple Tips

More than any other degree, a PhD requires the ability to work independently and keep yourself on track. How can you do that? This blog offers some tips.

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 by Gaia Cantelli
, posted on 3 Aug '16

Avoiding Procrastination - 6 Ways to Save Your PhD

Worried about staying on track with your PhD? Gaia Cantelli knows how you feel. Here she offers 6 great tips for beating procrastination.

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