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 by Anh Hoang Le
, posted on 7 Feb '19

A PhD Doesn’t Have to be Lonely – Settling in as an International Postgraduate

Studying abroad can offer excellent opportunities for PhD research. But moving to a new country (and adjusting to a new culture) can be challenging. Anh Hoang Le reflects on his experience and offers some advice.

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 by Kirsty Smitten
, posted on 17 Jan '19

How I Wrote My Research Proposal

The research proposal may well be the most important part of your PhD application, but what’s it actually like to write one? Kirsty explains how she went about things and what she learned.

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 by Sofia Raftopoulou
, posted on 21 Dec '18

I’ll Be Home for Christmas? - A PhD Student’s Tips for Actually Enjoying the Holidays

It's Christmas for PhD students too. But how do you switch off and enjoy the holidays with your research dwelling in the back of your mind? Sofia shares some simple festive tips.

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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 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 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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