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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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PhD Burnout (and How to Avoid It)

Tackling PhD burnout head-on! Get actionable tips from our expert for maintaining your mental health and staying motivated throughout your doctoral journey.

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How to Find a PhD With International Funding

Did you know that you can use the FindAPhD search to uncover PhD projects with funding for international students? Here's how.

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Paying for a PhD – The Cost of Self Funding

Thinking of self-funding a PhD? It's important to know what you'll actually have to pay for and to spare a thought for how you'll do so.

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What Can £1,000 Buy You as a Postgraduate Student?

£1,000 can go a long way if you're a postgraduate student. We take a look at some sensible (and less sensible!) uses for a grand.

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The UK General Election - What Students Need to Know

The UK General Election could have a big impact on students. We’ll look at what each party’s plans are for postgrad education, who can vote and more.

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How to Manage Your Finances as a PhD Student

PhD student Holly talks us through how she manages her stipend and what other sources of funding are available to PhD students while you study.

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The Mini Viva: What Is It and How to Smash It

PhD student Charlotte explains what a mini viva is and offers her seven tips to help prepare for yours.

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An Average Week as a Second Year PhD Student

PhD student Holly talks us through an average week as a second year PhD student and the difference between a lab and writing week.

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Mental Health Awareness: Mindful Movement in Your Daily Postgrad Life

This Mental Health Awareness Week we are focussing on the role of movement and exercise in maintaining your mental health as a postgraduate student.

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