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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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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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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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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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Why You Should Write for FindAPhD

We're looking for students to contribute to our blog! Find out how to get involved and what's in it for you.

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My experience of a DTP

PhD student Izzy shares what it's 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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