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PhD Student and Postdoc Experiences

Read our exclusive interviews with past and current PhD students to find out what it’s like to do a PhD.

Dr Nafisa M. Jadavji

Dr Jadavji completed her PhD in Medical Genetics & Neuroscience from McGill University, Montreal, Canada in...

Dr John Young

Dr Young gained his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Cambridge. He is now a...


Gareth Raynes

Gareth is getting ready for his PhD viva at Aberystwyth University and has been researching bacteria...

Frances Boreham

Frances recently completed her PhD at the University of Bristol. Her research investigated the causes and...

Annabel Farnood Profile

Annabel Farnood

Annabel is a third-year PhD student at the University of Glasgow, looking at the effects of...

Elmira Vagapova

Elmira is in the third year of her PhD program at the Moscow Institute of Physics...

Dr Asher Williams

Dr Williams gained her PhD in Chemical Engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New...

Ellen Brewster Profile

Ellen Brewster

Ellen is in the third year of her PhD at the University of Oxford. Her project...

De-Shaine Murray

De-Shaine is 2nd Year Neurotechnology PhD Student at Imperial College London. His research looks at monitoring...

Kat Day

Dr Kat Day

Dr Day gained her PhD Physical Chemistry at the University of Nottingham in 2000. She is...

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Find out everything you need to know about PhDs, from writing an academic cover letter to preparing a research proposal, secure funding and finding a supportive PhD supervisor.

Writing Habits That Work

Don’t Let Research Overwhelm You: Writing Habits that Work

There’s no doubt about it – writing can be difficult. Whether you’re writing the first sentence of a paper or a grant proposal, it’s easy to feel like you’re drowning in a sea of words. However, good writing is critical to academic success, so here are six habits for research...

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