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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.


Julia Ravey

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

Dr Adani Pujada

Dr Pujada obtained her PhD in Molecular Cell Biology at Georgia State University in 2019. She...

Nina Higson-Sweeney

Nina's in the first year of her PhD in the Department of Psychology at the University...

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Dr Nikolay Nikolov

Dr Nikolov gained his PhD in the area of Anthropology of Architecture from UCL in 2020....

Helena Hartmann

Helena is pursuing a PhD at the University of Vienna. Her research is centred around how...


Raluca Gaina

Raluca is a final year PhD student at Queen Mary University of London. Her research is...


Amy Tucker

Amy recently entered her third and final year of her PhD at the University of Strathclyde....

Dr Kirell Benzi

Dr Benzi gained his PhD in Data Science from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in...

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Carlos Gonzalez Diaz

Carlos is a third year PhD student at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Games...

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Maria Sharif

Maria is a 1st year PhD student at the University of Birmingham, researching how to employ...

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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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