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.
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.
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
Since writing makes up a very large part – if not the entirety – of a PhD, this is something that all doctoral students will eventually have to do, so it is good to start as early on in the PhD as you can.
One of the best ways of sharing your research is by publishing your findings, innovative methodologies or original knowledge. Read on for an introduction on getting started and tips for bettering your chances of getting published
It is very important to look for a university that will not only promote your success as an academic, but also contribute to enriching your life in a holistic way.