Blog: Considerations when embarking on a PhD: Lessons learned from my first year

  • Katheryn Pascoe

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Practical information and tips for starting and surviving your first year of being a PhD researcher: Learnings from my recent experience in the UK

1. Your submitted thesis will not perfectly reflect your initial research proposal

2. You are not a research assistant

3. Connect with other PhD researchers and staff at your University

4. Communicate with your supervisor(s) 

5. View a PhD as a series of steps

6. Write

7. Access training where possible

8. Your PhD is not your life


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Period2 Sept 2020

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