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Using Your PhD Outside Academia

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

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...

Surviving Your PhD Viva with Nathan Ryder

Surviving Your PhD Viva with Nathan Ryder

This week is all about how to survive your viva! Nathan Ryder runs skills training for PhD students with a signature course entitled ‘Viva Survivor’ and daily blog of viva prep help.   In this episode Nathan talks about his own experience of a PhD in...

Being a Working Class Phd Student with Sam Belfrage

Being a Working Class Phd Student with Sam Belfrage

This week’s episode focuses on the experience of Sam Belfrage a full time PhD student at the University of Winchester, in the Faculty of Health and Well-being.  Sam identifies as a working class academic and first generation university student.  Her research...

Goal Setting for PhD Students

Goal Setting for PhD Students

Productivity is an issue that PhD students often struggle with and this week’s episode offers lots of practical advice to help you through!  Dr Kate Litterer is a Productivity Coach, independent scholar, and author who lives outside Boston, Massachusetts in the...

Finding Community as a PhD Student

Finding Community as a PhD Student

This week’s episode picks up on some of the themes from last week in terms of negotiating caring responsibilities alongside completing research work but it also explores the importance of supporting diversity and inclusion in academia. You can listen here:...

The PhD and Motherhood with Anna Woolf

The PhD and Motherhood with Anna Woolf

This week’s episode focuses on the PhD and motherhood as Anna Woolf shares her insights and experiences.    Anna is a Ph.D. candidate at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Her research examines socially engaged arts, health and applied...

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