Publishing Costs HOW Much?!

Publishing is one of the central aims of any PhD; it’s a chance to build a name for ourselves and disseminate our research work to the wider scientific community. I’ve also been told it’s one of the most frustrating parts … Read More »

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You Are A Fraud

The game’s up, you’ve been caught. Thought no one would notice? Well you’ve been spotted in the reading groups, shifting in your seat and not joining in; silent at the seminars, tremulous with fear that you’ll be unmasked as a … Read More »

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You Think You Work

When I first started my PhD I was lost. This didn’t quite compute because everything leading up to that point had come together so well. Having relocated to London I had (and still have) the best supervisor I could have … Read More »

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New Year’s Resolutions for PhD Success

Getting back into the swing of PhD life post-Christmas break can be tricky. Having an extended break (I took 3 weeks!) means finding all those to do lists I didn’t manage to complete, and picking back up where I left … Read More »

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Pre-Christmas PhD Rush & Enjoying the Break

The run up to Christmas is my favourite time of the year; everyone seems happier, more excitable, and at the end of a busy year the break is always welcome. Alongside the stresses of Christmas shopping and arranging times to … Read More »

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Christmas as a PhD Student

With Christmas round the corner, I thought it would be good to dedicate a post to ideas for making the most of the festive season as a PhD student.  You may find it useful to spend some time over the … Read More »

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My First Conference as a PhD Student

Conferences can induce fear in early PhD students, and I’m no different. I graduated in June 2015 and have been working on my PhD project for 4 and a half months now. That’s really not very long and I still … Read More »

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