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No Secret Handshake Required: Joining the Academic Community

How to overcome PhD isolation in my article over at Warwick University’s Postgraduate Study Blog

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Orin Zebest, ‘The Eternal Handshake’ (flickr.com). Used under a CC License.

Have you been told that the postgrad life is one of solitude? It doesn’t have to be: with only a little effort your CV, as well as your social life, will shine.

It can seem strange, when embarking on a postgraduate degree, that there are so many like-minded folk around but you never seem to see them. The guy you met at the welcome drinks, working on a similar subject? He works from home and is never on campus. The woman you chatted with in your research skills training session? No one’s seen her for six months. So what do you do?

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