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 by Alice Clubbs Coldron
, posted on 17 Oct '19

Why I Call my PhD ‘Work’ and Not ‘Uni’

Find out why Alice describes her PhD as a full-time job, and not part-time study.

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 by Joanna Shelton
, posted on 3 Oct '19

Failing My PhD - Every Step of the Way!

Not all PhDs go to plan. Joanna shares the story of a difficult first year and offers some advice for others taking on the challenge of postgraduate research.

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 by Sofia Raftopoulou
, posted on 15 Aug '19

6 Reasons NOT to Do a PhD

As fulfilling and worthwhile as it can be, PhD study isn't for everyone. Sofia faces up to some of the reasons *not* to do a doctorate.

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 by Christian Kastner
, posted on 15 Aug '19

What's it Like to Start a PhD in Your 50s?

When it comes to PhD study, there's no such thing as too old. A doctorate can provide the perfect opportunity to reflect on the expertise and experience you've gained so far in your career or simply to pursue the passions you've developed.

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 by Mike Davies
, posted on 8 Aug '19

What to Expect From a PhD

Are you wondering what a PhD has in store for you? Well we have the answers (well some of them at least!)

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 by Christopher Aris
, posted on 25 Jul '19

What I've Learned About Self-Funding a PhD

Thinking about self-funding your PhD? In this blog, Christopher shares his experience of doing just that, along with the pros and cons of this approach.

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 by Mike Davies
, posted on 18 Jul '19

Finding the Fun in a PhD

PhDs have a reputation for being challenging but there's no reason they can't be enjoyable. Here are a few ways to find the fun in your PhD.

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 by Rachel L King
, posted on 13 Jun '19

PhD Study as a Mature Student: Mid-life Crisis or the Perfect Career Move?

Have you considered studying a PhD later in your career? Rachel King worked as a nurse for 15 years before starting her PhD. In the first post of a series she explains her decision and describes her first experiences of returning to postgraduate research.

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 by Vanessa Muwanga
, posted on 31 May '19

The Beautiful Hustle of an International PhD Application

Your first PhD application can be an eye-opening experience. These are some useful tips for success during the 'hustle' of an international PhD application.

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 by Cian Rynne
, posted on 16 May '19

The Benefits and Challenges of an Industry-Funded PhD

Compared to ‘academic’ doctorates, industry-funded PhDs come with a unique set of challenges and opportunities. Here’s how you can make the most of them and prepare yourself for potential issues.

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