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Six Tips for Finishing Your PhD Thesis
March 7, 2016

Are you counting down the months, or even weeks, until you submit your doctoral thesis? If so, you need to read this article. A PhD thesis requires a lot of hard work and dedication, but the last few months of writing can be one of the most stressful, intense, and exhausting times. But that doesn't mean you have to suffer alone or feel like you're in a do-or-die scenario. Here are six ways to stay sane while you finish your PhD.


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Five Tips for Brainstorming Your PhD
February 22, 2016
The main goal of a PhD is to produce a thesis – essentially an in-depth analysis of original research. But coming up with ideas for original research can be hard, and once you’ve found a topic to research, writer’s block can kill productivity. That’s where brainstorming can h...

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PhD Graduate? Five Places to Look for a Job
February 8, 2016
It can be easy to forget that there's a world outside academia while you're working on your PhD. Doctoral students are often singularly focused on their place within the university and a future in academia, but a PhD student is more than just a professor-in-training. Read on to find out how your doc...

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How to Develop a Good Relationship with your PhD Supervisor
January 25, 2016
If you're starting your PhD, there are a lot of things you need to get in order, and one of the most important is the relationship with your doctoral supervisor. But, as with everything in higher education, finding a good supervisor and establishing a proactive working relationship with him or her c...

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4 Tips to Motivate Long-Distance PhD Students
January 11, 2016
Undertaking a PhD can be daunting and at some point in the process PhD students often feel frustrated, isolated, and overwhelmed. For students who opt to complete their doctoral work from afar, these struggles are even more challenging, and distance-learning can have a profound impact on academic an...

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How to Get Published in an Academic Journal
December 28, 2015
One of the biggest hurdles a PhD student will face is their first publication. 'Publish or perish,' echoes through the halls of academia and post-grads and early career researchers are under a lot of pressure to get their research into peer-reviewed journals. It's not easy to publish your work, so w...

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5 Reasons Why “Fail” is Not a Four-Letter Word
December 14, 2015
One four-letter “f” word strikes heart in the fear of most students. No, we’re not talking about that “f” word, but about another which has the potential to derail your academic path and impede your career goals. That word, of course, is “fail.” But is it re...

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Nine Best Movies for PhD Students
November 30, 2015
PhD students are super busy and under a lot of pressure, but even the most studious doctoral candidate needs to some down time. Here's a list of nine films that perfectly capture the ethos of post-graduate studies – whether you're looking for inspiration or commiseration.

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The Rise of Environmental Research
November 26, 2015
Do you excel in science and problem-solving? Do you like to use logic, reasoning, and deduction to approach tough issues? Do you have a passion for the environment and conservation? If you answered 'yes' to these questions, then a career in environmental research may be the right path for you. Read ...

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Pros and Cons of Continuing into an Academic Career
November 16, 2015
PhD Students often assume they'll slide right into academic careers, but academia isn't your only option  and it's a good idea to consider every possibility. Take some time to consider this list of the pros and cons of an academic position and find out what path is right for you!

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