Feeling Useful During Your PhD

Doing a PhD is a weird thing; you’re suddenly very independent and hyper-aware of how useful your impact may or may not be. The feeling of being useful is a great one, it gives you purpose and confidence and fuels … Read More »

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Writing a Successful PhD Application

Having discussed in my first post where to study for your PhD, I thought I would consider in this entry how to go about applying to your shortlisted universities.  The PhD application process has recently been discussed by another Real … Read More »

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The End of Month 1: How to Combat PhD Fear

Choosing to continue study and begin a PhD is a daunting decision, you know what’s more daunting though? Actually doing it. I’m a month into my PhD and I’ve taken to reading PhD-focussed blogs in my spare time – I’m … Read More »

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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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