Category Archives: Research

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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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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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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