Advice on maintaining good mental health
PhDs can be lonely, isolated places. These resources will be useful if your PhD impacts upon your overall wellbeing.
Welcome to the land of PhD Imposter Syndrome... We all feel like imposters from time to time. We can carry with us a pervasive sense that, at our core, we’re intellectual phonies. That we don’t deserve to be on the PhD programme, and that any day now we’re going to...
Should you quit your PhD? There wasn’t a day that went by during my PhD when I didn’t think about quitting at least once. I’d ask myself why I was putting myself through the roller coaster, and whether I had made a mistake. It’s comforting - or perhaps also a...
When you start a PhD, you’re thrown into the deep end. Unlike starting a new job, there’s often no onboarding process to guide you through. You’re lucky if you even receive methods training. If your PhD is anything like mine, you’ll be shown your desk on day one and...
By: Dr. Mercedes Gómez-López We here at The PhD Proofreaders invited Dr. Gómez-López to share her advice for new PhD students. This article is based on a viral twitter thread they published. It has been two years since I successfully completed my PhD. Looking back,...
Conducting your PhD literature review and worried about worried that there is no literature in your discipline? This guide is for you.
Devastated by unexpected constructive feedback? Take time to rage against the feedback then look after yourself and start again. Supervisors only give you feedback to help you pass your PhD, hard though it is to hear.
Does your PhD have you burnt out? Here are some practical tips to aid in managing your self care as a PhD student.
Everyone is suffering from the pandemic, but now there is hope. Vaccines are slowly becoming available. If they prove one thing, it is that research works
Just starting out on your PhD? Here are our tips on how to survive the first year of your first year and make it out in one piece.
Doing a PhD while struggling with mental health can be difficult, but there are things you can do to look after yourself and your well-being.
So many PhD students aren’t getting the support they deserve during Covid. It’s making a difficult task almost impossible.
You’re already familiar with imposter syndrome. It is intrinsically linked with the lesser-known Curse of Knowledge. Here we explain how to manage this common struggle.
This blog is an expression of my personal experience as a mature woman and a part-time doctoral candidate, with a full-time job and other social and cultural responsibilities.
Often, the difference between unnecessary worry and successfully muddling through is having someone on your side who can tell you that what you’re feeling is normal and reassure you with good, practical advice that speaks to the core of you. That is the goal of this article.
We wanted to find out the effect that coronavirus was having on PhD students around the world. So we asked them. Over the course of a week, over sixty PhD students answered a simple question: How has coronavirus affected your PhD and how have you adapted?
PhDs can be the loneliest places in the world. You may be part of a bigger cohort of students in your department, but ultimately it’s down to you to power on through, turn up every day, make decisions and deal with problems. It’s you that has to carry around the weight and anxiety that accompany your PhD, and it’s you who has to constantly find a way over what seem like insurmountable hurdles, problems and sticking points.
PhD students are six times more likely to experience depression or anxiety than the general population — that’s what a recent survey of over 2,000 graduate students found. To those of us currently on our PhD journey, perhaps this won’t come as a surprise. Doctoral...
Research has shown how mindfulness exercises can be important in lowering PhD stress. Here we present 39 mindfulness exercises to help you towards a successful submission.