Category Archives: Academics

The pros and cons of doing a PhD in Brazil

I finished my PhD in 2016. It was the longest 4 years of my life but at the same time, the years passed in a blink of an eye. It was a lot of hard work that sometimes I couldn’t … Read More »

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An Update (or, I’ve been away because…)

I’ve been meaning to write an update for this blog for about two months, but I’m worried. Just over a year ago, I started writing for the Post-PhD blog because I looked around for someone writing about the position I … Read More »

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Self-reflexivity as good academic practice

I am coming to the end of what may be my last term teaching. While I hope it isn’t the end of my higher-education teaching career, I want to take this opportunity to be self-reflexive, and to encourage all of … Read More »

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Lifelong academic?

One of the reasons why the topic of academic careers and the notion of “failure to become an academic” is so emotive is the notion of academia as a passion or a calling, as Ellie very rightly notes in her … Read More »

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Is ‘ECR’ fit for purpose in the Humanities?

Right now I’m writing reflexively about teaching. I enjoy teaching and I think I’m good at it. I miss being in the classroom. The point of my writing is an application for Fellowship with the Higher Education Academy, which is … Read More »

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These Wheels Keep On Turning……..

It’s now a year since I submitted my PhD thesis and I have no idea how time has flown by so quickly! In all honesty, I quite like post PhD life. I’m still a bit of a worrier when it … Read More »

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Do I stay or do I go? leaving academia post-PhD.

I’ll let you all into a secret, as much as I am passionate about my PhD as something I wanted and needed to write, I’m not that excited about academic research as a whole. My love was always for the … Read More »

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Life after a PhD

Hi, I’m Emma and I’m a PhD survivor! It’s crazy to think that I submitted my PhD thesis nearly 10 months ago now. Let me take you through my post-PhD journey starting with my thesis submission, thoughts post submission and … Read More »

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