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PhD Blogs


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)

Many postgraduate students find themselves burning out, particularly during the run up to the holidays. In this blog, a final year PhD student shares her tricks to getting some much needed rest.

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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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Money Matters: How Some Students Manage Their Finances

Worried about money management? Some postgraduate students share how they managed their finances.

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Visas in the UK: What Do The Recent Changes Mean For You?

The UK Government has announced a number of changes to visas recently. We've pulled them all together in one blog.

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Understanding the Publication Process

Holly shares her top tips for getting your work published while doing your PhD.

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Being Both Student and Teacher During the PhD

Holly talks about the different ways PhD students can get teaching experience and how she found it.

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Best of 2023 – Our Most Popular Blogs of the Year

A round-up of our most popular PhD advice this year, from the cheapest countries to study in to the unwritten rules of contacting a supervisor.

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What is it Like to Do a PhD Without a Masters?

Wondering if you have to do a Masters to get onto a PhD? Izzy Aberdeen skipped the Masters, doing an Industrial Experience placement instead! Here's how she found it.

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