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Each day we send a short, thought-provoking email that will make you think differently about what it means to be a PhD student. They're designed to be read in thirty seconds and thought about all day.
BECOME A BETTER WRITER
Writing a PhD is hard. Here we present advice and insight that can guide you through every step of the process.
39 PhD Mindfulness Exercises To De-Stress Your PhDAugust 16, 2019
Research has shown how mindfulness exercises can be important in lowering PhD stress. Here we present 39 mindfulness exercises to help you towards a s...
Seven tips for clear and concise writing in your PhDJune 7, 2019
At the heart of a PhD is a goal to make the examiner happy. Clear, concise writing is an important component of achieving that goal.
Writing Your PhD For A Western Audience When English Is Your Second LanguageMay 6, 2019
If you're a PhD student for whom English is a second language, you may not realise the importance of writing for a Western audience.
People like me will never do things like that: PhD imposter syndrome and academic anxietyMay 1, 2019
To those who think they’re not good enough I say two things. First, good enough for what? To be an academic? Well, you are one. You’re a trainee. Seco...
The PhD only needs to be good enough, which is terrifying if English is your second language.April 24, 2019
The hardest thing about doing a PhD isn’t the research, the literature review, the research design. They’re all hard, sure, but the hardest thing abou...
STRUCTURING YOUR THESIS
Our guides can show you the best way to structure every element of your thesis and give you the confidence to shine.
The difference between empirical and discussion chapters (and how to write them)June 7, 2019
There is a very important distinction that needs to be made between the empirical and discussion sections/chapters. It is a common misconception that ...
What are you doing and how are you doing it? Articulating your aims and objectives.March 6, 2019
How long does it take the person reading your thesis to understand what you’re doing and how you’re doing it? If the answer is anything other than ’in...
SUBMIT WITH CONFIDENCE
There's lots to do before you are able to submit your thesis. In this section, we make sure you've thought of everything.