An argument against ‘how-to’ guides, and an alternative approach for doing your PhD
Join The Messy PhD Facebook group – a safe, supported community to help you work through the challenges of doing research.
Find a mentor/supervisor/teacher who sets the room alight when they come in, who makes you feel excited about tackling the things that most other people would find terrifying/tedious/utterly impossible.
I found myself confronted with a new and sudden ‘truth’ that I simply wasn’t good enough…
A collection of good, juicy, fun things
How to stop fighting the need to be motivated and productive, and find other more joyful, peaceful ways of getting shit done.
Here are a few things that have been key for getting me to the finish line.
Paradoxically, unforeseen circumstances like these can also provide rich opportunities for PhD candidates to demonstrate their capabilities and potential as a researcher.
Academics can do a lot among themselves to support each other by building and strengthening their own connections and community.
est assured that you don’t have to know how to handle everything from the very beginning. The PhD process will change and evolve over the years, and you will discover your own unique way of working and balancing your commitments