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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)

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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My experience of a DTP

PhD student Izzy shares what's it like being on a DTP and reflects on her own experience.

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Completing a Placement During Your PhD

After her own work placement, Holly shares her tips on how to make it work for you during your PhD.

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Tips For Writing Your First-year Review Report

Charlotte shares her top tips for approaching the all important first year review report.

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Changing Plans and Learning to be Flexible in your PhD

Eighteen months into her PhD, Holly reflects on the most challenging parts of her PhD journey so far.

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Does it Matter Where You Get Your PhD?

How much should you worry about the reputation of the university where you do your PhD? We take a look.

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International Student Visas: Updates and Recent Changes

This is your round-up of everything that's been changing in the international student visas world.

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