Featured ‘day in the life of’: Emma, a History PhD candidate studying decolonization in the Pacific

A Day in the life of Emma (History PhD candidate): About me: My name is Emma and I’m a History PhD candidate at the University of Sydney. I work on the West Papuan independence movement in the 1960s and 1970s. For those non-historians, my project is essentially about indigenous rights movements, human rights and historical representation. I do a lot […]

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‘Time Blocking’ is my new friend

I am 1 and a half years into my PhD, which technically means i’m half way, although with the amount of work I have to do it definitely does not feel like that. Due to time going so quickly, and me being lucky enough to get the opportunity to teach this semester, whilst also maintaining my other volunteer roles, my […]

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Thoughts every* PhD student has…

*Obviously as I always say I can not speak on behalf of ALL PhD students, but I needed to make the title dramatic. 1.Situation: Looking at timeline/goal sheets “Oh look, there goes another deadline” 2. Situation: When meeting someone new and they ask you what you do for work “Please don’t ask me to explain what a PhD is, nodding and […]

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