PhD Survival Guide; What comes after the proposal?
So your proposal is conferred and you are officially a PhD Candidate (Happy Dance Please!!!).
But…. what is next?
The exact trajectory of each PhD student is unique because we each have a different number of studies, different methodologies, different time frames, different lifestyles, different topics etc. etc. etc. So although I cannot give you a step by step outline of the next stages of the PhD, what I can say is set out a clear timeline and plan. Try not to be disheartened when your timelines blow out because that is common, but even if you don’t meet them, setting out goals and timelines helps you stay on track.
Start by setting out three PhD goals you want to achieve by the end of the year- I have provided a PDF template to help you out.