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Preparing for the PhD with Rachel Marsh

Preparing for the PhD with Rachel Marsh

Dr Rachel Marsh has a PhD in satire and teaches in the Humanities with the Open University. She is also the lead academic for the Online Pre-PhD Programme with Oxford International. Rachel has previously worked at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Dundee,...
Loneliness, Solitude and the PhD

Loneliness, Solitude and the PhD

This week’s guest is David Vincent, Emeritus Professor of Social History at the Open University where he was Pro Vice Chancellor from 2003 to 2010. He obtained an undergraduate degree in History and Politics from the University of York, and a PhD from Cambridge...
Managing Self Care on the PhD Journey with Catherine Pope

Managing Self Care on the PhD Journey with Catherine Pope

This week’s episode is both inspirational and a cautionary tale.  Catherine Pope was awarded her PhD by the University of Sussex in 2014. She talks about her own PhD experience both in terms of how she utilised her professional project-management skills within...
Changing Your PhD Topic with Shanika Ranasinghe

Changing Your PhD Topic with Shanika Ranasinghe

Welcome to Season Five!!  What better way to start than with ABBA?! This week’s guest Shanika Ranasinghe is a fourth-year part-time ethnomusicology PhD student in the Department of Music – Royal Holloway, University of London.  Her thesis constitutes an...