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by Anh Hoang Le

07 Feb 2019

A PhD Doesn’t Have to be Lonely – Settling in as an International Postgraduate

Studying abroad can offer excellent opportunities for PhD research. But moving to a new country (and adjusting to a new culture) can be challenging. Anh Hoang Le reflects on his experience and offers some advice.

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by Hannah Slack

05 May 2022

PhDiary #7 “You’re Not Expected to Know Everything” – My Confirmation Review Experience

The confirmation review can be pretty intimidating. For this edition of the PhDiary, Hannah talks about her experience of the confirmation review and offers some advice for first year PhD students.

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A PhD Student’s Tips for Actually Enjoying the Holidays

It's Christmas for PhD students too. But how do you switch off and enjoy the holidays with your research dwelling in the back of your mind? Sofia shares some simple festive tips.

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by Matt Lawson

02 Oct 2018

PhD Students - 10 Simple Pieces of Advice

What ten pieces of advice would someone give a PhD student just starting out on their degree? We liked these tips from Dr Matt Lawson so much we wanted to share them on our blog.

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The 1st Year of a PhD - The Benefits (and Stresses) of a Multidisciplinary Project

Interested in doing a multi-disciplinary PhD but unsure what this entails? Kirsty shares her experiences and addresses the pros and cons of researching in two different fields - at once!.

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PhD Inspiration - Dr Francisco Diego Quintana

Dr Francisco Diego Quintana is a Senior Teaching Fellow at University College London. Here he shares some advice for new students.

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PhD Inspiration - Boo Virk, The Babraham Institute

Dr Boo Virk is currently studying for a PostDoc in Epigenetics at The Babraham Institute. Here she shares some advice for new students.

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PhD Inspiration - Sir David Spiegelhalter

Sir David Spiegelhalter is the Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge. Here he shares some advice for new students.

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PhD Inspiration - Dr Anne Corcoran, The Babraham Institute

Considering a PhD, but wondering what you'll actually get out of it? We've sat down with some of the UK's top academics to hear their experiences and thoughts on postgraduate study. Dr Anne Corcoran is currently Group Leader in Immunology at The Babraham Institute. Here she shares some advice for new students.

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PhD Inspiration - Professor Allen Pacey, The University of Sheffield

Considering a PhD, but wondering what you'll actually get out of it? We've sat down with some of the UK's top academics to hear their experiences and thoughts on postgraduate study. Professor Allen Pacy is the Professor of Andrology at The University of Sheffield. Here he shares some advice for new students.

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