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

  • Katheryn-Margaret 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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