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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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You Have Office Envy

…Or, ‘Wherever You lay Your Phone (That’s Your Home)’.   Do you have an office? I do not*. Annoyingly the PhD student who asks you this question invariably has their own. It must be one of the top PhD questions … Read More »

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Feeling Useful During Your PhD

Doing a PhD is a weird thing; you’re suddenly very independent and hyper-aware of how useful your impact may or may not be. The feeling of being useful is a great one, it gives you purpose and confidence and fuels … Read More »

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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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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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Presenting your PhD

Hi all, I recently presented my PhD at an early career researchers event in agriculture. Hence, I thought it would be apt to talk about my advice on presenting your research from my own experience. 1. Keep it simple I … Read More »

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