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 by Joanna Shelton
, posted on 29 Nov '18

How a PhD Application Turned my Life Upside Down and Inside Out

Joanna tells how she moved across the country and gave up her job to begin a PhD as a mature student.

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 by Robbie Crowder
, posted on 29 Nov '18

5 Differences Between PhDs in the USA and the UK

They're the world's most popular destinations for graduate (or postgraduate) study, but how do the USA and the UK compare as PhD options?

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 by Holly Dale
, posted on 22 Nov '18

Surviving Your First Week as a PhD Student

What happens at the start of a PhD? And how should you prepare? Holly shares five helpful and reassuring tips for new postgraduate researchers.

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 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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