Conferences and travelling: the glamorous and not so glamorous truth In her 2nd Vlog, Abbie talks about the amazing opportunities that international conferences can offer, but also discusses the downside of jetlag, time away from research and the impact overall of long haul travel. “It’s all about the balance,” she…>
When I embarked on my PhD journey I was certainly unaware of what was ahead: the precision of academic writing; the solitary process; the importance of the supervision team…
Being a PhD graduate can certainly broaden your employment prospects but undertaking one is a huge commitment with big investments in terms of time, effort and money required.
First off let’s just say you probably won’t get a permanent role as a lecturer or academic researcher after your PhD. It’s not to put you off, but the numbers just don’t add up. There is a structural imbalance between number of PhDs and full-time academic positions. Given that doing…>
At the end of the long road of your PhD research, lies the viva examination. Just as every PhD is different, then every viva is different. But there are some things that all PhD candidates can do ahead of time to prepare academically, mentally and physically for the viva examination….>
There are many reasons why you might want to do a PhD.
If you are considering doing one make sure that you do it with a purpose. Do one because you want to and know why you want to do it and have a clear idea of what it could lead to. How is doing a PhD going to help you achieve what you want to in your future?
The PhD usually came after the Bachelor’s degree for many years in the United Kingdom. There was no real need to successfully gain a Master’s degree before embarking on this mammoth task of empirical research. Whilst some undergraduate degrees still lead to a Master’s qualification, and many people still complete…>
In the UK, a PhD stands for ‘Doctor of Philosophy’, sometimes referred to as a ‘doctorate’. It is the highest level of degree that a student can achieve. At some institutions, including Oxford University, a Doctor of Philosophy is known as a DPhil. It is distinct from professional doctorates such…>
You worked on it for years. It’s a great piece of original scholarship. So… don’t let your PhD sit on a shelf gathering dust. Turn Your PhD into a Book.
This article focuses on a difficult time in every academic’s career: what to do immediately after getting a PhD. Congratulations, you have had your viva and your PhD has been awarded, it feels as though you are at the end of a huge journey. However, it is also a time…>