Category Archives: Academic Jobs

The Final Year Panic

I am fast approaching the final year of my PhD (come the 1st of September it will be official). The past two years have flown by so incredibly quickly. When I realised that September would be the beginning of the end I … Read More »

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And they’re off! Planning Your Career

Just a quick one today, blog fans! I’ve noticed there are lots of great opportunities to receive training and advice for the Big Wide World (the one where you have A Job) available at the moment. Last week I was … Read More »

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Taking a Break From Your PhD

As a PhD student you get a rather generous holiday allowance. I think I can take up to 8 weeks holiday a year. I doubt very much that I will ever get an allowance that big ever again in my working life. … Read More »

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How many hours does it take to get a PhD?

There is no way to answer this question. It seems to get asked a lot on the internet. I suppose it all depends on 1) How productive you are during ‘work time’ 2) How long it takes to gain your … Read More »

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Life after a PhD

The big question. The question my mum, dad, friends, randoms on the street have started asking me… “So what are you going to do when you finish your PhD?” . Truthfully, I have no idea. But I have started looking … Read More »

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Keeping up to date

When in the middle of the ‘research’ part of your PhD it difficult to keep up to date with what is going on outside your own research bubble. I know I struggle. My literature review was completed over a year ago and … Read More »

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Why Study for a PhD?

Wanting to be titled ‘Dr’ is not a good enough reason for becoming a PhD student. Nor is it a good reason to do a PhD because you hate your current job or cannot get a job. Doing a PhD is hard work,  a long … Read More »

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