Tag Archives: PhD advice

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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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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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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