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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.


Nick Ballou

Nick is a first year PhD student at Queen Mary University of London. The long-term goal...

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Prof Debby Cotton

Prof Cotton gained her DPhil in the school of education at Oxford University. She is now...

Prof Carolyn Mair

Prof Carolyn Mair

Prof Mair gained her PhD in cognitive neuroscience from Bournemouth University in 2004. She is now...

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Alex Fitzpatrick

Alex is a PhD student at the University of Bradford researching ritual and funerary rites in...


Julia Ravey

Julia's in her final year of her PhD at University College London. Her research is helping...

Nidhi Menon

Nidhi is a PhD student at Virginia Tech, focused on developing an engineered platform to study...

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Carina Nicu

Carina is a PhD student at The University of Manchester who has just defended her viva....

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Ellie Hurer

Ellie is a final year PhD student at the University of Hertfordshire, investigating a protein which...

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Dr Amit Kumar Singh

Dr Singh earned his PhD in Nanotechnology from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati), India...

Dr Ipsa Jain

Dr Jain gained her PhD in Molecular Oncology from the Indian Institute of Science. She is...

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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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