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 by Chris Banyard posted on 20 Oct '21 20 Oct '21

Transferable PhD Skills – and What They *Really* Mean

We've taken a light-hearted look at the true translation of the transferable skills you'll gain during a PhD.

 by Hannah Slack posted on 30 Sep '21 30 Sep '21

My Supervisor’s an Alien

Ever thought your supervisor acts a bit strange? Do they have odd habits or not seem to sleep? If you answered yes then they might be an alien. They're more common than you think!

 by Hannah Slack posted on 2 Sep '21 2 Sep '21

10 Feelings You’ll Have Starting a PhD

Starting a PhD can be pretty scary. If you're wondering how your first couple of weeks might go then check out this blog where Hannah recounts her personal experience.

 by Mark Bennett posted on 12 Aug '21 12 Aug '21

How Not to Apply for a PhD

What does a truly bad PhD application really look like? It looks something like this. Make sure yours doesn't!

 by Mike Davies posted on 4 Aug '21 4 Aug '21

PhD Conspiracy Theories – What ‘They’ Don’t Tell You Beforehand

We're taking a sideways look at some of the mysterious forces at work in the lab, from misbehaving equipment to capricious experiments.

 by Mark Bennett posted on 16 Jun '21 16 Jun '21

10 Things You Didn’t Know About PhD Study in Europe

Europe has plenty to offer when it comes to PhD study – and some of it may surprise you.

 by Hannah Slack posted on 1 Apr '21 1 Apr '21

PhD Firsts: A Timeline of Doctoral Research

Did you know the PhD has been around since the twelfth century?In this blog let us take you through the sands of time and remember some of world's PhD firsts.

 by Alice Clubbs Coldron posted on 3 Mar '21 3 Mar '21

The Worst Reasons to Do a PhD!

There are lots of good reasons to take on a PhD. . . but there are also some pretty terrible ones.

 by Hannah Slack posted on 3 Dec '20 3 Dec '20

6 Tips for Acing Your Online Postgraduate Interview

As more interviews are being conducted online, we've curated some new top tips for acing your postgraduate interview!

 by Hannah Slack posted on 8 Oct '20 8 Oct '20

PhDiary #1: “Everything is on Fire, but This is Fine” - My First Week

Welcome to our PhDiary! To kick this series off, Hannah reminisces about her first week as a History PhD student. From the fiery flames of stress to the warm moments of success, hopefully her story can offer some insight and solace.



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