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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)

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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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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Surviving the Confirmation Viva

After one year of PhD study, Holly passed her doctoral confirmation review. Here's her advice.

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5 Alternative Student Jobs in Australia

Looking for a part-time job in Australia? Why not take advantage of one of these more unconventional ones.

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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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Best Student Cities in Australia – Where Can You Study?

Some of the world's best student cities are in Australia. We've taken a look at the top five so you can decide which is your ideal study destination.

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Getting involved in your department during your PhD

Now in her second year, Holly shares the many ways PhD students can get involved in their university department.

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