Reading is integral to research. Everyone says that, and it’s true. It’s also true that you need to find ways to read, note and keep track of all that reading. This is in part a question of tools and strategies. … Learn more.
There are many lists of skills that can be developed through doctoral studies. Editing rarely appears on these lists. That’s a strange omission, because any half-decent thesis has usually undergone a rigorous editori… Learn more.
Take your time A doctorate is for life not just for Christmas, so avoid making rash commitments in the heat of the moment. Don’t rush into it, but if you've been thinking about it for some time there is probably … Learn more.
As I approach the 3-year mark, I’m the worst person to talk to if you want to do a PhD. I heard an undergraduate student say how she “just loved research”. I replied – “I felt that way too… when I was an un… Learn more.
Today, I’ve made a resolution. I will no longer use the word “only” when telling people about my PhD, as in “Oh, I’m only part time.” It is a subtle word but it has a connotation that part time is som… Learn more.
Know what you are aiming for – read a PhD Make sure that you have read a finished PhD cover to cover and made notes. Ask your supervisor for a recommendation. This example thesis should use similar methods to tho… Learn more.
I am sure that there are many lists out there along the lines of “10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a PhD”. But what I really wish someone had told me about before I embarked on my DPhil (PhD) in history was… Learn more.
After completing my PhD last year I was set on putting all the recommendations I had made into place. I wanted this research to make a real difference. And out into the world I went. I co-founded a business during my P… Learn more.
Currently, UK higher education is undergoing changes, and recent evidence suggests that change is extending to the career paths that some PhD graduates are taking. These higher education veterans have begun to buck the… Learn more.
Students are far more likely to not complete a thesis than to fail. Part of the reason for this is what I like to call the swamp of sadness. The swamp of sadness comes from the kids book The Never-ending Story. In whic… Learn more.