Starting a Writing Group

My name is Rachel and I’m a first year PhD student at Sheffield Hallam University. I’m doing research within the field of Higher Education, specifically exploring the career aspirations of female doctoral students and examining how these aspirations change over … Read More »

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The PhD Application Process

I’ve just completed my 2nd full week of PhD study, it’s all been a bit of a whirlwind and time is going so quickly. I am really enjoying getting to grips with the work, but I’ll admit to being increasingly … Read More »

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Where to Study for your PhD?

Hi, my name is Emma and I am a soon-to-be PhD student at Keele University Law School.  I thought I would begin my blog series by discussing one of the first questions that I faced after deciding that I wanted … Read More »

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Week 1 as a PhD Student

As of Wednesday 1st July I am officially on the road to a PhD – as expected this first week has been full of getting to grips with my surroundings (read: attempting not to get lost), trying to remember the … Read More »

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The planning fallacy: Underestimating your task completion times

“When can you have that first draft completed? “ “I will have that with you next week, it’s practically finished anyway” MANY. WEEKS. LATER. “I promise, definitely next week, I ran into a few problems, its nearly finished though” Sound … Read More »

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Imposter Syndrome and how to (begin to) overcome it

My name is Alex; I am 26 years old and am in the final stages of my PhD, based in the Department of Psychology at The University of Sheffield. I am researching how sleep disturbances impact on psychosis symptoms, particularly … Read More »

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A Quick Hello & What’s To Come.

Hello, I’m Heidi! Next week I’m graduating from my undergraduate MSci Pharmacology with Industrial Placement degree, and at the beginning of July I’ll begin my PhD studies at the University of Aberdeen. On December 14th 2014 I applied for my … Read More »

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