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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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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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UK’s Graduate Visa: What The MAC Report Says and What Happens Now?

The Migration Advisory Committee have come out with their review of the Graduate Visa. This blog covers what they've said and what it means going forward.

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International Students in the UK: Inspiring Stories About Making A Difference

We're celebrating international students in the UK and sharing some amazing and inspiring stories of students from across the world!

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How Do I Build My Professional Network as a PhD Student?

PhD student Holly offers four top tips to help you make lasting professional connections during your PhD!

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Arts & Humanities vs STEM PhD Applications – What’s the Difference?

How do you go about applying for a PhD? The process can be quite different depending on whether you're applying for a PhD in a STEM or Arts & Humanities PhD. We take a look at how the two processes compare.

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The Pros and Cons of Doctoral Training Partnership PhDs

Izzy, a DTP PhD student herself, shares her experience and lists some of the good and not so good things about a DTP.

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