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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Moving forward in academia

Hey everybody, Since my last post I have accepted a position as a senior research technician, so I have opted to stay in academia. Making this decision has made me feel more relaxed about things, as it means I can … Read More »

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Post-PhD life – where do you go from here?

So I have talked about my PhD research and experience and the finale of the PhD viva. So what happens next? Post-PhD is a bit of a strange time. You spend 3 or 4 years working intensely on a project. … Read More »

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What I’ve learnt from my PhD

A few months have passed since I submitted my PhD thesis and this has given me some time to reflect on my PhD experience…..so I thought I would share my thoughts in this latest blog post. I think the main … Read More »

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Preparing for your PhD viva

I should start by briefly summarizing what a PhD viva is. A viva is an oral examination that takes place approximately 1-3 months after PhD thesis submission. In the viva, the PhD candidate discusses their work with two examiners – … Read More »

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