Seven tips for staying motivated when working from home on your PhD During COVID-19 we all pivoted to working from home, almost overnight. As we are nearing the 1,5-year mark of this global pandemic, we know that the nature of work has changed. Many companies will adopt a hybrid model,…>
This article breaks down the steps you can go through to prepare yourself for a successful viva on Zoom!
One of the last steps a Ph.D. candidate goes through before becoming a Doctor is the PhD viva, short for viva voce.
Which jobs can you apply for post-PhD? We learn how COVID-19 changed the mechanics and tools in this process, but not your employability and impact.
Writing scientific papers for publication in academic journals is something you’re going to have to do during an academic career. Being faced with a lab book full of results and a blank screen is challenging and for many researchers, this can be compounded by English not being their first language….>
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…
Why Do a PhD? Benefits and Career Directions Are you thinking about a PhD as the next stage in your educational and professional development? It’s an exciting road to travel with many potential benefits and opportunities. But you have to earn it first so considering what’s involved is important. It’s…>
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….>
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 as an Engineering Doctorate (EngD).