Sell your PhD: Creativity

If you want to read about the previous ‘sell your skills’ click here. Creativity is an incredibly transferable and important skill for a variety of industries. It is often not an attribute that is listed on job descriptions. However, it is one that employers value and one that can allow you to really make a stamp on your workplace and […]

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Playlists for different work tasks

It is hard to remember a time before Spotify…when I didn’t have access to millions and millions of songs. I wonder if I would have been able to get through four years of a PhD without it? I have found lately that I have ‘go to’ genres of music depending on what task I am doing. Editing/proofing- Instrumental or very […]

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Sell your PhD, Problem Solving

Since I started working in the industry 6 months ago now, I have realised how essential it is for us PhD students to sell our skills. Many industries highly value the skills that we acquire throughout a PhD, however many do not understand that a PhD provides such a wide variety of sought after skills. The first skill we should […]

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Featured day in the life of Megan, Education PhD student

Hi, I’m Megan and I’m a third year PhD students in Education at Edge Hill University (UK) (@megan_loveys on Twitter and @thatphdgirl_ on Instagram). I’m researching the assistive technology use by visually impaired students in one further education college. I’m interested in finding out the individuals experiences and perceptions of assistive technology and how they may experience challenges due to […]

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Featured Day in the Life of: Katherine, PhD student research non-small cell lung cancer

Hello all! I am a 2nd-year PhD candidate from the Queensland University of Technology based at the Translational Research Institute in Brisbane, Australia. I have a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (BBiomSci) and an Honours in Biomedical Sciences (BBiomSci Hons). My research focuses on finding ways to prevent or delay disease relapse in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have been […]

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My schedule for finishing my PhD

The last few months have been particularly busy, I have been finishing my PhD, working full time, marking, teaching online, and running this blog. I promise this post isn’t for your sympathy,  it is to be transparent about the difficulties of fitting this much in, but in the same vein showing that it is possible (although probably not sustainable long […]

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Feature day in the life of, Breann PhD candidate in nutritional biochemistry and molecular biology

Hey there! My name is Breann and I’m a 5th year PhD candidate in Nutritional Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (minor). This semester, I’m both working on my research and teaching a food science course as a first-time instructor! This means that my days are all over the map – a combination of wet lab work and bioinformatics alongside teaching labs, […]

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