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How to Survive Your PhD with Usman Sikander

How to Survive Your PhD with Usman Sikander

Usman Sikander is originally from Pakistan and moved to the UK to do a PhD in Advanced Composites (aerospace engineering) at the University of Bristol. He is currently writing up his thesis and working as a Teaching Assistant (TA) and a Chief Resident (C/SR) within...
Bullying in Academia with Petra Boynton

Bullying in Academia with Petra Boynton

Dr Petra Boynton is an Agony Aunt and Social Psychologist.  She specialises in International Health Research from a Critical Perspective.  Her books include The Research Companion and Being Well in Academia.In this episode Petra begins by reflecting on her...
Burnout and the PhD with Nicole Janz

Burnout and the PhD with Nicole Janz

A 2021 survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education found that almost 70% of US faculty members were experiencing a level of burnout.  Stress and burnout are certainly very common in the academy and the pandemic has only made that worse.  In this episode...