Does a PhD make you overqualified?

When I started my PhD I never even considered that it might make me ‘over-qualified’. I mean you can never be overdressed and overeducated right? Apparently while that is true for Oscar Wilde, it may not be true for PhD students. I read an article on LinkedIn about this very issue the other day, and when I had a networking […]

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Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Philippa, Geography and Heritage PhD student.

Hi, I’m Philippa a second year PhD student in Geography and Heritage Studies at Newcastle University (UK) (@philippa_carter on Instagram and Twitter). I’m researching landscape and intergenerational memory in North East England, working with the Land of Oak & Iron heritage project as my collaborative partner. I’m interested in the ways in which people understand and engage with their local landscapes and […]

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Things PhD students need to remember

~A PhD is a learning experience- you are a student and therefore expect to have to re-do things (and account for these in your timelines) ~Your thesis won’t keep you warm at night- make the time and take the effort to see your friends and family (even though your social life will be a little less eventful near the end […]

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