Side Hustles For PhD students

**In Collaboration**  Studying is hard right, and if we are going to get the best outcome, we need to put in as much focus, energy and passion into our PhD as possible. Unfortunately, this doesn’t leave a lot of anything to put into another job. Yet work we must, as rent, utilities, and bills don’t pay themselves! The good news […]

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The uncertainty of Academia

Academia is not known for its job security, even in times without a global pandemic. It is also not known for its linear career trajectory. We know this going in, but it doesn’t mean that the uncertainty is easy. I am at the start of my academic career and I genuinely don’t know where it will take me from here. […]

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Academia: The Ultramarathon

When you start a PhD, you are warned that a PhD is a marathon and not a sprint. But if we thought a PhD was a marathon, then academia is an Ultramarathon. Academia is the ultimate ‘quest for knowledge’ and there is always a next step, another publication, another grant, another conference, another step on the academic ladder. To succeed […]

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Assumptions about me…

A few weeks ago, I set up a question poll on Instagram and asked people to state their assumptions about me and/or my PhD journey….   “Your PhD journey feels like a duck on a pond. Calm to the eye, frantic below the surface” This is 100% true. I know that the person who wrote this also has a PhD, […]

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Participate in a Research Survey

Are you currently a postgraduate student or have you graduated from postgraduate study within the past 2 years? Would you like to participate in an anonymous study about social media use, which involves completing an online survey? The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Follow this link to participate. Please copy and paste the link with other people […]

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