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  Hannah Slack

Role: Senior Content Writer

Hannah joined FindAUniversity in 2020 as one of our Content Writers. She started with us part-time whilst studying for her PhD and has contributed engaging content from the perspective of a postgraduate student. In 2023, after handing in her thesis, she began working with us four days a week managing our student newsletters, writing insightful blogs and guides, and championing the student perspective before spreading her content writing wings and moving into a different company with an engineering and technology focus.

University education

Hannah has a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of East Anglia. She completed a Masters in Early Modern History from the University of Sheffield in 2019 where she continued on to study for her PhD on Early Modern English seafarers. She handed in her thesis in 2023 and is currently awaiting her viva.

Postgraduate expertise

Having completed both a Masters and a PhD, Hannah has a strong grasp on the postgraduate experience. Having worked part-time throughout both her degrees, she understands the multiple academic, financial and time pressures faced by students. While she stands by her years of education as being some of the best in her life, she’s aware they haven’t always been the easiest. That’s why she’s passionate about discussing the realities of postgraduate study to help prepare prospective students to make the best decisions for themselves.

Latest blogs from Hannah Slack

What to do for Christmas in Australia

Are you spending your winter holidays in Australia? Here's how to make the most of a hot Christmas this year.

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PhDiary #11: “My brain had melted” – My Viva Experience

Having now completed her PhD, Hannah recounts what her viva was like and the impact it had on her life.

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PhDiary #10: “Are you good enough?” – Prepping for the Viva

Having passed her viva this summer, Hannah shares how she prepared for the big day in the penultimate instalment of the PhDiary.

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PhDiary #9 “Breathe a sigh of sweet relief” – Handing in the PhD thesis

In this next edition of the PhDiary, Hannah talks about what it's like to hand in the PhD thesis.

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How to Stand Out When Applying for a Funded PhD

Applying for a funded PhD is highly competitive. Here are our top tips for making sure your applications stands out from the rest.

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5 Things a PhD Supervisor Wants to See From Applicants

Although PhD supervisors aren't the only people who will judge your application, their opinion is extremely important in deciding whether or not you get a place (and sometimes funding too).

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Questions You Should Ask Yourself if You’re Thinking of Pausing Your PhD

Studying a PhD is no easy feat. Sometimes its better to take a step back and other time you may need to power through the difficulties. But how do you know what's best for you?

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7 Things You Must See as an International Student in Western Canada

Are you planning to study abroad in Canada? He's everything you should see if you'll be attending university on the western half of the country.

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10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Canada

We've put together ten facts you may not know about one of the world's most popular study abroad destinations.

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5 Reasons to Study in Canada

There are many great reasons why you should study in Canada. We've taken a look at the top five appeals for postgraduate students.

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What are the Cheapest Canadian Cities to Live in as a Student?

Living costs will make up a large proportion of your postgraduate expenses. We've taken a look at Canada's five cheapest student cities as potential options to help keeps the costs down.

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What’s it Like to Propose Your Own PhD Topic

Deciding to write a research proposal can completely change the experience of applying for a PhD. This blog takes you through one student's experience with advise offered along the way.

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The Top 5 Universities in Canada

Canada is an excellent place to study your Masters or PhD. We've taken a look at country's top universities to give you an idea what's on offer for postgraduate students.

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The Top 5 Universities in the USA

The USA is the most popular study abroad destination and for good reason. We've taken a look at their top world-renowned universities to see what they have on offer for postgraduate students.

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7 Things You Must See as an International Student in Italy

Italy has lots of amazing postgraduate opportunities and it also has lots of amazing sites to visit! If you get the chance to study in Italy, here's everything you should see.

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7 Things You Must See as an International Student in France

Studying your degree in France? Here's everything we think you should see while you're there!

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4 Things a PhD Applicant Doesn’t Need to Be

Do you have to be published to apply for a PhD? Do you need to be an expert in your field? In this blog Hannah clears up some confusion about who PhD applicants are and what's required of you.

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What Do I Need to Know About Studying in Ireland as an International Student?

Fancy studying a postgraduate degree in Ireland? From applications to graduate employment, here's everything international students need to know about studying in Ireland.

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6 Ways to Make Studying in France More Affordable

France isn't the cheapest destination to study a postgraduate degree but it doesn't have to be unaffordable. Here are some easy tips to help you reduce some potential costs.

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The Best PhD Advice I Ever Received

Having recently submitted her PhD thesis, Hannah recounts some of the best pieces of advice she received (and wish she received) throughout the years.

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