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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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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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The Best PhD Advice I Ever Received

Having recently submitted her PhD thesis, Hannah recounts some of the best pieces of advice she received (and wish she received) throughout the years.

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Month 8: Sharing your research during your PhD

Now in her eighth month, PhD student Holly prepares for her first poster presentation and offers advice for the various ways to share your doctoral research.

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#WeAreInternational: Taru’s Story of Studying and Working in the UK

To celebrate this year's #WeAreInternational campaign, we caught up with our Content Writer, Taru Medha, about her experience studying and working in the UK.

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The Life of a Postdoc: An Overview

Ever wondered what being a postdoc is really like? We've chatted to Kshitij Tiwari, a postdoctoral researcher in robotics, to find out about his academic career path and what his everyday work involves.

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My PhD Journey: Finding my PhD

The road to starting a PhD can be long with many twists and turns along the way. Guest blogger Charlotte shares her personal story and offers some advice to those just starting to look for their perfect PhD.

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7 Months to Realise I Have Imposter Syndrome

Our guest blogger, Holly sat down with an expert on Imposter Syndrome to find out what it really is and how to tackle it.

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The First 6 Months - Tackling the Literature Review

Half-way through her first year, Holly shares advice for constructing a literature review for the Confirmation Review.

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