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Am I an imposter? First conference experiences as a PhD student

“Embarking on a doctoral journey is an exciting yet challenging endeavor, filled with numerous milestones and new experiences. Among these experiences, attending academic conferences as a PhD student holds a unique place. However, for many PhD students, the exhilaration of presenting their work at these conferences is accompanied by persistent …

Tell Us About Your Methodology – Community Based Participatory Research

We have really appreciated the opportunities to learn about the work that is happening across the PGR cohort with our newest blog series, Tell Us About Your Methodology. Grab a cup of tea and settle down with our latest instalment as we talk with 1st year PhD candidate, Liam Gilchrist …

Stronger Together: Moving from Loneliness to Solidarity in Your PhD Journey

The PhD journey can be lonely, especially at the beginning when everything feels uncertain and overwhelming. Peer support is crucial at this time, providing emotional support, encouragement and feedback. In this article, Rhea and Isaac share how they found solidarity during their PhD journeys. Rhea, a PhD student moving to …

Tell Us About Your Methodology – Experience Sampling Methodology

Another month, another methodology. We have loved talking to our friends and colleagues on the PGR cohort to find out more about their research, and this instalment in our blog series, Tell Us About Your Methodology, is no different.  Here is our interview with 2nd year PhD candidate, Koraima Sotomayor-Enriquez …

‘Let me listen into your heart’ – an NHS Emergency room symphony

Doing our PhD is so much more than just our research. It is a transformation in our way of life. Especially if like me, you have moved abroad to do it. It is a life change – a huge one – and it sometimes feels like a lonely process. Those …


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