Tag Archives: PhD

PhD narratives

Patter is on annual leave and reprinting bits and pieces from other writing about writing or doctoral education. This is the (second) foreword I’ve written for an edited collection of PhD stories. This one is called Postgraduate study in the UK: surviving … Continue reading

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a part-time and distance PhD

This is a guest post from Dr Justin Field. Well nearly Dr – just graduation to go and it’ll all be finalised. Justin shares his experience of doing a part-time and distance PhD.  Earlier this month, I submitted my PhD in Organisational … Continue reading

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managing the #phd- keep a reading journal

Reading is integral to research. Everyone says that, and it’s true. It’s also true that you need to find ways to read, note and keep track of all that reading. This is in part a question of tools and strategies. … Continue reading

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managing the #phd – reMIND me

This is a guest post by Donna Franklin, an applied psychology alumnus of Nottingham University. Donna candidly shares her challenging academic journey to finding mindfulness, a helpful strategy with which to navigate the emotional landscape of the PhD. ‘Can I really … Continue reading

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things to do during your #phd – attend a summer school

Many learned societies offer summer schools. Some universities and research networks do too. I’ve just been to one. I was one of eight lecturers at a sociology of education summer school organised through the European Educational Research Association ‘s @socedu28. The summer school … Continue reading

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things to do during your #PhD – work collaboratively on a ‘side project’

This is a guest post by Louisa Penfold and Roma Patel. Roma  is a scenographer undertaking her PhD at the Horizon Research Institute and is based in the Mixed Reality Lab at the University of Nottingham. She tweets as @digitsetdesign. Louisa  is a … Continue reading

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things to do during your PhD – develop an application

This is guest post by Juan Castro (@_jpcastrog_). He holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence (AI) from the University of Nottingham. After his PhD, he worked as a research associate at the same university. Juan is now the co-founder of … Continue reading

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