Chris Banyard

Role: Intern

Postgraduate expertise

Chris helped expand our student advice content in 2018, whilst working towards a PhD at the University of Sheffield. He shared honest and amusing advice on making mistakes, accidental self-sabotaging and managing rejection during a doctorate as well as reflecting on his own experience skipping a Masters before his PhD. Chris has since gone on to play a key role at IN-PART, a technology start-up simplifying connections between academia and industry.

Latest blogs from Chris Banyard

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.

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Best of 2018 - Our Most Popular Blogs This Year

In a year that saw the UK’s new PhD loan scheme roll out, three UK universities ministers, and Brexit drama, we reflect on the most-read blogs of 2018.

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6 Ways to Sabotage your PhD

Completing a doctorate can be a huge challenge, and self-sabotaging behaviour really doesn't help - here's what to avoid on your PhD.

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Learning to be a Screw-up – The Paradoxes of Postgrad Science

The transition to postgraduate Science can be full of contradictions, and sometimes mastering the transition means learning to do things wrong.

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How Doctoral Training Partnership PhD Funding Actually Works

A student story of how a UK Research Council Funded Studentship really works

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How to do Research Engagement on your PhD

Research engagement is becoming increasingly important for PhD students to consider. Here's our guide on how to achieve impact, outreach and commercialisation in your PhD

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5 Steps to Deal with Postgrad Rejection

What's the best way to move on from a postgraduate degree rejection? Here are some steps for getting over it

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Where 2018’s Nobel Prize Winners Found Their PhDs

With the announcement of 2018's Nobel Prizes, we look at the winners and their postgraduate degrees

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6 Useful Social Media Sites for Prospective PhD Students

Social media can be harnessed for creating an effective online CV, networking, communicating your research, and keeping up-to-date with research.

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7 Other People Involved in your PhD

You're not on your own when doing a doctorate degree. Here's everyone else involved in your PhD.

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Preparing for your PhD: 5 Top Tips Before You Start a PhD

About to start your PhD? Here are five handy pieces of advice to begin in the best way.

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Skipping a Masters on the Way to a PhD: The Road Less Travelled

Typically, the path to a PhD begins with a Bachelors course and continues through a Masters degree. However, it is possible to skip a Masters and pass straight to a PhD degree.

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