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 by Arthur Krebbers
, posted on 9 Aug '18

Doing a PhD on the Side: The Importance of Time Management

Considering a part-time PhD and / or planning to work alongside your doctorate? You're going to need some impressive time-management skills. This blog explains how to develop them.

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 by Kristine Bagdassarian
, posted on 2 Aug '18

Tweet, Pray, Cope: The (prospective or current) PhD Student’s Guide to Surviving in the Twitterverse

Join us on a journey through the Twitterverse to discover the most exciting and useful places for a PhD student to go.

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 by Kristine Bagdassarian
, posted on 12 Jul '18

What Have I done? – or the Story of How I Transitioned into Multi-Disciplinary Research

Considering a multi-disciplinary PhD? Here is one experience of being lost and found in the jungle of cross-subject research.

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 by Ben Turnbull
, posted on 5 Jul '18

Paying for a PhD – The Cost of Self Funding

Thinking of self-funding a PhD? It's important to know what you'll actually have to pay for and to spare a thought for how you'll do so.

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 by Kirsty Smitten
, posted on 14 Jun '18

PhD Experiences: Working Within a DTP

If you’re looking at different PhD funding methods, you’ve probably come across some interesting acronyms like DTP and CDT. But do you understand what they will actually offer?

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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 Sofia Raftopoulou
, posted on 24 May '18

Third Time’s the Charm – My PhD Interview Experiences

How do you know when the person interviewing you is not the best choice for supervising your PhD? Sofia is a first-year PhD student in Austria – find out how she went about finding the right project and supervisor.

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 by Robbie Crowder
, posted on 3 May '18

Using a Masters as a Stepping Stone Towards a PhD

Wondering if a Masters is necessary for a PhD? In this blog, Robbie shares his experience of doing a Masters on the way to his PhD.

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 by Kirsty Smitten
, posted on 20 Apr '18

The 1st Year of a PhD - The Benefits (and Stresses) of a Multidisciplinary Project

Interested in doing a multi-disciplinary PhD but unsure what this entails? Kirsty shares her experiences and addresses the pros and cons of researching in two different fields - at once!.

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 by Kirsty Smitten
, posted on 5 Apr '18

The 1st Year of a PhD - Surviving the Initial Month of Madness

Wondering what the initial period of a PhD will involve? In this post, Kirsty gives an insight into her first month as a PhD student, including some tips on how to survive.

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