Sell your PhD: Resilience

Click here to read about other sells you should be selling-Problem Solving & Creativity The third PhD skill we should all be selling is our resilience. Like creativity this is probably not something you read on job applications and I doubt you would be ever asked about your resilience in an interview. However, it is a valuable skill that we […]

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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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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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