PhD Survival Guide: Tips for fitting a PhD in around full time work

  1. Cafes are your best friend-  I like to get to the city early before work to sneak in 1-1.5 hours of PhD work with a coffee.
  2. Stay back at work- I often spend an extra hour at work (4.30-5.30pm) working on my PhD. I am in the ‘work zone’ when I am at the office so I find I am more productive.
  3. Always have pen and paper on you- An idea for my PhD write up will often come to me at random times. So I always try to have a pen and paper with me to jot it down
  4. Don’t get sick- (a joke obviously) but I have been stuck down with a nasty flu (despite having a flu shot) which has really brought my PhD progress to a halt.
  5. Use your time wisely- I find that nowadays I get more done in an hour than I used to in three, because I know that I have to use my time wisely.

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