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The PhD Life Raft Podcast

Doing a PhD is tough.  The PhD Life Raft is here to help get you through.

About

The PhD Life Raft

It can be hard to know where to turn during a PhD, especially as universities can often feel like pressurised environments where it seems important to always been seen to be at your best. 

Hosted by Dr Emma Brodzinski PhD (supervisor, examiner and once part-time PhD student), The PhD Life Raft focuses on sharing insights and experiences around  some common issues like anxiety, procrastination,  precarity, imposter syndrome, and work-life blend (spoiler alert – yes, it is OK to take time off at the weekend!)  Emma talks to students, supervisors and experts in the field of wellbeing and mental health and share actionable tips and additional resources.

The PhD life raft sadly can’t offer any quick fixes, but it does offer a space to discuss pressing issues; explore possible strategies; and provide sources of support for your journey. 

 

Dr Emma Brodzinski

Host

Recent Episodes

What I wished I had known when I started my PhD…

 

Season 1, Episode 1   

Using Your PhD Outside Academia

It’s the final episode of Season 3!  It’s gone so quickly and I am so grateful to the wonderful guests who have made it so awesome! And, talking of awesome guests, who better to create a big finish for this series than Melanie Smith?! Dr Melanie Smith is Reader...

The PhD and Precarity with Bee Hughes

Precarity is, unfortunately, a familiar experience for many PhD students - particularly in the strange times that we find ourselves in.  This week’s episode touches on both the precarity brought about by the pandemic but also the on-going precarious nature of...

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