Snack Writing: Benefits and Barriers

Welcome to 2018 and Happy New Year! Some of you may be back into the full swing of work, if so, good effort. Some of you may be slowly returning or battling through days with minimum motivation. I am certainly the latter. It's a difficult time of year to remain engaged and motivated, particularly in... Continue Reading →

First Month: PhDebrief

It’s been a couple of months since I started my PhD at the University of Sussex and, as expected, it has been a busy and exciting start. It’s been productive and unproductive, exciting and anxiety provoking, busy and quiet, fun and overwhelming, you get the idea. It’s been a month of two halves. There have... Continue Reading →

Preparing for a PhD

So, you have written a winning research proposal, prepared and got through your interview and have been offered a place to start your PhD in September. Excellent! Congratulations. At this point, we think, 'great, I have 6 months to prepare', 'imagine all of the reading I can have done in 6 months'. This is until... Continue Reading →

Oh! So you’re going to be a doctor!

Managing expectations on the lead up to your PhD So you're going to be a doctor? I’m sure, like me, once you had been accepted onto a PhD place that you excitedly told your family, friends and colleagues. Alongside the comforting, proud squeals has likely been a number of questions and loaded expectations. The most... Continue Reading →

Why Should I do a PhD?

My 4 Key Reasons for Starting a PhD. As you may have supposed from my last few posts, I’m very aware that the decision to complete a PhD shouldn’t be taken lightly. It’s a big commitment and a challenging one at that. I’m pretty sure that my own journey isn’t going to be entirely smooth... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Reasons for Starting a Student Blog

I have spent the past few months trawling the internet and reading many student blogs to gain some insight into what I will be in for come September. Some have been really helpful in finding some tips and tricks for the journey of a PhD. Many advocate for starting a blog yourself to help you through your own... Continue Reading →

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