PhD Survival Guide; Skills needed for a PhD

Click here to watch my YouTube Video where I talk about these skills in more detail! There are the obvious skills that are helpful when studying a degree, and in particular studying a PhD, such as writing ability, critical thinking, or computer competency. However there are also the less obvious, and sometimes overlooked skills which may be just as (or […]

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How I am preparing for a Viva.

I am in the midst of preparing for my Viva (verbal defence)!  For some context; as I have written in previous blog posts, my University is one of the first in Australia to have a compulsory Viva for all PhD students. I think our process is slightly different to that of other countries, as we get feedback from the reviewers […]

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PhD Survival Guide; The Proposal Stage

A PhD starts with a proposal. The format of said proposal varies based on university and area of study. For me the proposal involved planning out the research studies that will be conducted throughout the PhD. Importantly outlining the methodology, the participants, the budget (or in my case, lack thereof), how this research is going to be achieved in the […]

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