PhD nonsense #4: “The PhD must be a struggle”
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PhD nonsense #4: “The PhD must be a struggle”

I’ve had the fortune to only have excellent, supportive and caring supervisors. From the get go, they offered me all the guidance, advice and academic-love that they could and that I needed. My first year was like a home-coming. Having recently left an extremely difficult work situation, returning to academia was a long-time dream come…

PhD Nonsense #3: “You’ve failed if you leave academia”
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PhD Nonsense #3: “You’ve failed if you leave academia”

This is a new mini series featuring a some of the stupid, crappy things I’ve heard or been told throughout my PhD and my responses to them >>> “What?? You don’t want to stay in academia?”“But what about your CAREER?”“You don’t want an academic job? What a waste of your PhD!”“Only failures and quitters would…