Follow-up to postgraduate options hangout – Choosing a supervisor

This is second post in a Q&A format following recent hangout on postgraduate options on jobs.ac.uk where there wasn’t time to answer all the questions and so in the next couple of weeks I will attempt to provide my perspective as somebody … Read More »

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PhD Qualification Vs. Personal Identity :Part One

Hi Guys! It has been a while –  I know Today’s post was originally posted on my personal blog (afollypeprempe.wordpress.com) last year. I figured someone might find it interesting. Enjoy! This post is inspired by three particular things. First, it was a tweet I … Read More »

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Follow-up to postgraduate options hangout – Getting references

This is first post in a Q&A format following recent hangout on postgraduate options on jobs.ac.uk where there wasn’t time to answer all the questions and so in the next couple of weeks I will attempt to provide my perspective … Read More »

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Funding Applications and Good News

A few months ago I submitted my first ever grant application (as a Co-Applicant with my main Supervisor as Principal Applicant and my second Supervisor as another Co). The funding body we applied to asked for a 4 page outline, … Read More »

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9-Month Viva and Always, Always Expect the Unexpected

Before I started my PhD everyone told me to ‘expect the unexpected’, that at some point something would happen to derail my PhD plans and I should expect this to happen. I figured that was a really negative way of … Read More »

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

..and becoming a giant yourself. In today’s post, I’d like to share my experience at a conference last year and have a look (quickly..!) at what makes a PhD, a PhD. Last year, I attended a PhD conference at my … Read More »

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Challenges Outside of PhD Life

If you’ve chosen the right PhD for you it’s natural that it will take over your thoughts at times. In fact it’s often a good thing when it does take over your thought process, it demonstrates your passion for the … Read More »

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