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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PhD Survival Guide; The first day of a PhD

So it is the first day of your PhD. Maybe you are going into an office filled with other academics and students, an office filled with just fellow PhD students, out into fieldwork, a lab, or a workspace at home. Perhaps you are in the area of physical sciences, social sciences, history, arts, design, education, literature, mathematics, engineering, or medicine. […]

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PhD Survival Guide; Why a PhD?

I think the most logical place to start this guide is at the start (very innovative – I know), and the start is why on earth I decided to undergo a PhD in the first place. If you had asked me at highschool, or even during the first few years of my undergraduate degree where I was going to end […]

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