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Radio silence (and lots of thank yous)

It’s been a while since I posted here. I’m delighted to say that I have now submitted my PhD thesis and passed my viva (oral defence) with minor revisions to complete. I’m hoping to start blogging again more regularly, but

Posted in PhD study

If you feel like an impostor, you’re probably not

Today I read an interesting post about impostor syndrome – that fear so many of us have that we don’t belong where we are or deserve what we have, and that sooner or later, and probably sooner, we’re going to be

Posted in PhD study

PhD students: how to pimp your productivity

One of the biggest challenges of graduate study is the lack of structure and the need to be self-directing and self-disciplined. A PhD is as much about consistency and endurance as about intelligence or technique. I know a lot of very clever people

Posted in PhD study, research
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