Who do you want to be? Where is your PhD taking you? Pause for a minute. Are you on the right tracks? If not, it’s time to make those big changes. When I started my PhD, I had my plans pretty well laid out. My programme would take four years to complete, I would have… Continue reading Who do you want to be?
Bio: Shelby Judge is a second year English Literature PhD student at the University of Glasgow. Her thesis topic is “Exploring contemporary women writers’ adaptation of myth for feminist purpose”. In this thesis, Shelby is researching what impact contemporary adaptations of myth can have upon the feminist movement. Shelby’s overarching research interests are in feminist… Continue reading The Blogging Imposter
When I embarked on this PhD my life was very different. Seven years ago I was married with two small children and a secure job (that I loved). It seemed like the best time to return to my studies: something I had always planned to do. However I knew that I had to keep working,… Continue reading It Takes a Village
It’s as much a surprise to me as to anyone else to find myself in the 2ndyear of my Clinical Doctorate. I’m not really your archetypal PhD student, but then after following this blog since Christmas it seems to me that there is no such thing. None of us are. We each came upon this… Continue reading 3 Universities, 3 Degrees, 3 Decades
I used to spend my days surrounded by academic Drs. Established Drs, newly appointed Drs and fellow Drs in the making. I haven’t been around these Drs since the beginning of the year. I spend most of my days at home now. Now I mix with other Doctors; rheumatologists, cardiologists, radiologists, surgeons, general practitioners and… Continue reading Dr. Moon Face: Evolving Goals and Identities during the PhD
Bio: Amy Tucker is doing a PhD in Social Work at the University of Strathclyde looking at young people’s experiences of mental health stigma. If you agree that sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, you probably won’t want to read any of her tweets @Tuckereasearch. If you totally hate pictures of animals and alcohol… Continue reading Doctor Imposter: identity in doctoral research
Bio: Jessica Cleary is a criminology PhD student in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Stirling, exploring the impact Scottish community-based justice initiatives have on female’s desistance from further criminality. Updates from her research can be found on her Twitter @jessicaclearyy. I’m roughly 9 months into my PhD and have been… Continue reading Resilience when doing a PhD