Related Articles

Studentship Opportunities: 5 Things To Watch Out For

If you are looking for PhD funding, all offers look attractive—especially if you are finding it difficult to achieve your goals. However, potential postgrads must be wary, as not all studentships are a good choice. Here are five tips on...

Preparing For Your Studentship Interview

If you have been shortlisted for a studentship, an interview is almost always required. You’ll need to prepare carefully, as studentship interviews are very competitive. Follow these steps to ensure that you are ready.

Studying And Researching Abroad During Your PhD

There are so many opportunities available to PhD candidates to study and research abroad during their PhD. It can be an invaluable experience and shed a whole new light on the project. There are libraries and laboratories around the...

How To Choose A PhD Supervisor

As a PhD prospect or a student just accepted to a PhD programme, you have an essential first task: choosing the right supervisor. Make a good decision at this juncture, and your research will be better, your path more trouble-free. You...

How To Plan A PhD Project

PhD applications demand tight proposals and after drafting and redrafting, not to mention interviews, it can seem quite fixed. There is often more directed focus on this stage than there is on the actual process of completing a project.

How To Choose A PhD Research Project

It’s nice to be spoilt for choice, and readers who are in that position should count themselves lucky. But regardless of whether you already have a list of possibilities or you are still at the stage of struggling to find or generate a...

Making The Most Of Your Studentship

PhD studentships are so difficult to get that many would-be applicants find themselves grasping at any opportunity even tangentially related to their research interests and ambitions. If you’re lucky enough to get funded, the rationale...

The Pros And Cons Of A Distance Learning PhD

In an article published on this website in 2011, Sara McDonnell explored ‘How to do a Distance Learning PhD at a UK university’. Her article investigated how distance learning PhDs differed from those on campus, observing that they were...

Creating effective PhD Careers Service Websites

Stuart Johnson, Director of the Careers Service at the University of Bristol, recently wrote a piece on the purpose of a CS website. He noted ‘the starting point for a site should never be the organisational structure but rather what the...

Working With Challenging Students As A PhD Student: Ten Top Tips

Teaching as a PhD student is, on the whole, an enjoyable and fruitful experience which provides you with invaluable skills and experience for an academic career. There are, however, some occasions on which students can prove challenging...

5 Top Tips For Undergraduates Considering Postgraduate Study

As undergraduate students we are constantly presented with career advice and the graduate job market has become relatively structured with internships and graduate recruitment schemes. You start preparing from your first year for certain...

The PhD Labour Market: Reading Through Conflicting Articles

The British media is a curious entity because it has so many different views. This is not only found in general stances eg The Telegraph vs The Guardian, but indeed it is common to see articles reporting on the same subject projecting...

How To Impress On Your Studentship Application

Applying for a PhD studentship is a strange cross between applying for a job, and applying to a university. Your studentship application is crucial to joining the list of final candidates, so use this opportunity to present yourself in...

Postgraduate Fund Profile: Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

If you are seeking postgraduate funding for study in a non-STEM subject area, your options are considerably slimmer than they are for those in science, technology, engineering and medicine, where industry partners often contribute to...

A PhD Without A Masters Degree

‘That was the way it always used to be’: for many years in the United Kingdom the PhD came after the Bachelors degree, without the interlude of a Masters.

Marking And Feedback: Top Ten Tips For Postgraduates

Many postgraduates who are involved with teaching or demonstrating will be required to undertake some form of marking and assessment. Marking can be one of the hardest aspects to teaching, requiring a great deal of patience and time.

Engineering Doctorates at the University of Nottingham

The Engineering Doctorate is an alternative to a traditional PhD in that it is more closely related to industry needs and provides students with a research degree that tackles industry problems.

Top 10 PhD Interview Questions And Crucial Tips

Your PhD interview date is in view. This article provides carefully chosen tips to help you prepare, and ten questions you should be ready to answer.

Creating PhD Student Networks

Studying for a PhD can be a lonely proposition. Whether you have come straight into postgraduate study after your BA or MA via a studentship, or are returning to higher education part-time in the middle of your career, it’s hard to find...

PhD Candidate In Civil And Building Engineering

Sarah Brooke is undertaking her PhD at Loughborough University in the Transport Studies Group. Sarah has returned to academic research after various career roles and therefore her profile will be interesting for those of you who are...

Connect with us