Your Help Needed!

I would really appreciate your vote for my entry to this competition that FindAPhD are running to help with funds towards my studies. My submission is a photo of my friend's little boy to demonstrate how children and young people have inspired me over the years along with my caption below: The children and young... Continue Reading →

The A word

A number of you may not have a background in Psychology, or Developmental Psychology. You may have never have worked with or even met anyone diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Condition. You may be wondering what this invisible condition is, why we call it a spectrum and why we should study collaboration in children with... 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 →

Welcome to my PhD journey!

Why are you here? Not as much of a philosophical question as it sounds; however, I am expecting to be asked a variation of this question over and over again for the next few months as I embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Also known in academia as a PhD. I have started this blog... Continue Reading →

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