Is there anybody out there? Approaching a PhD application
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Is there anybody out there? Approaching a PhD application

By Suzannah Evans When I decided last year that I might apply to do a practice-led PhD in creative writing, and sat down to research the application process, I found a lot of facts and advice from the Arts and Humanities Research Council and from universities, but very little from real people in a similar … Continue reading

An Ode to the God of Part-Time PhDs
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An Ode to the God of Part-Time PhDs

by Rebecca Booth Janus is the two-faced Roman god of transition, and a fitting symbol for the multiple roles of a part-time PhD student. I work full-time at the University of Oxford, and am a part-time MPhil student at the University of Roehampton, reading Cultural Studies. Currently in my second year of a four-year programme, … Continue reading

Welcome to The Gradgrind: Positivity and the PhD
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Welcome to The Gradgrind: Positivity and the PhD

So here you are, living the dream: maybe funded, part funded or not at all, but either way managing somehow to do a PhD. What a privilege! Organising your time exactly as you please, exploring an intellectual field that fascinates you, surrounded by like-minded people and having your horizons broadened every day. So why is … Continue reading