Milly Mulcahey is a second-year PhD student in the Center for Indigenous and Settler Colonial Studies at the University of Kent. Milly has worked actively with Indigenous educators since her undergraduate degree in Social Anthropology at the LSE and through a Master’s by Research at Durham University. She is a neurodivergent researcher passionate about improving accessibility within academia and is seeking that elusive work-life balance.

In this episode we talk about managing the festive season as a PhD researcher.

We talk about taking breaks and setting up systems to support yourself to be ‘out of office’.

Milly gives a reminder to tailor your rest so that it suits you!

She also gives some great advice on how to maintain momentum and ramp yourself back into work after the holidays!

This is the final podcast of the season!  Wishing you a wonderful festive season and see you in January!

If you would like to start the year strong you can join us for The PhD Life Raft Plan-a-thon which will run from 9th – 13th January.  You can find out more here: