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Blog posts with tag 'Student Voices'

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 Margarida Trigo
, posted on 18 Oct '18

How I Made the Most of PhD Fairs (and Found My PhD!)

Find out the best way to attend a PhD fair like FindAPhD LIVE! from a student's perspective

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 by Kristine Bagdassarian
, posted on 11 Oct '18

Seven Steps to a Successful Research Proposal

Writing your research proposal can be a mysterious process filled with many unknowns. Here is some advice on how to do it in seven steps.

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 by Victoria Huber
, posted on 30 Aug '18

To PhD or Not to PhD?

As prestigious as it is and fulfilling as it can be, a PhD isn't for everyone. So how do you know if it's the right option for you? Victoria, a current research intern, takes an honest look at her own decision-making.

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 by Sofia Raftopoulou
, posted on 23 Aug '18

First Steps Into a PhD: Being a Toddler Again

The first semester of your PhD can really shake your confidence, particularly in a technical subject like Science. Here’s some advice on how to survive your initial months.

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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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