Category Archives: PhD

recruiting participants for research – do we need a public participation research panel?

Salma Patel is a doctoral researcher in the International Digital Laboratory at the  University of Warwick,. Her website is and she tweets as @salma_patel. The data collection for my PhD thesis is almost complete now. Two qualitative studies, and the validation of a … Continue reading

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things to do during the PhD – publish articles on the side

Marianne Hem Eriksen is an archaeologist at the University of Oslo, Norway. She recently won a mobility grant from the Research Council of Norway/Marie Skłodowska–Curie Actions, and is excitedly planning her move to Cambridge, UK, for two years. Marianne completed … Continue reading

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after the viva is over…

Jonathan Downie is a conference interpreter, researcher and writer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. His PhD was at Herriot Watt University and examined stakeholder expectations of interpreters. He recently passed his viva. He tweets as @jonathanddownie. It’s Friday morning and I should be … Continue reading

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conferencing your way through doctoral research

This is a guest post written by Julia Molinari. Julia teaches English for Academic Purposes at The University of Nottingham. Her PhD examines what is ‘academic’ about academic writing. Julia tweets as @serenissimaj and blogs as Academic Emergence What follows … Continue reading

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beyond the CV, or: how I learned to stop worrying and love my subject association

This is the third post in a set about what to do during your PhD. Its been written by Sarah Burton, who is in her final year of a PhD in Sociology at Goldsmiths. Sarah describes her research as “using … Continue reading

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things to do during your PhD – organise an event

Nicola Sim is in the final year of a collaborative PhD ( Tate and the School of Education, The University of Nottingham). Her PhD examines partnership between youth organisations and art galleries. She tweets as @nickyjsim and blogs at youth/culture … Continue reading

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