Parenting through a PhD (or 5 ways not to go completely insane)

PhD students are an interesting cohort. At our university the average age of a PhD student is 36, which means you can safely bet that most students have some family responsibilities - either to a spouse, elderly parents, animals or children. Parenting is challenging for PhD students because, in addition to the caring work that … Continue reading Parenting through a PhD (or 5 ways not to go completely insane)

The loneliness of the long distance thesis writer

A friend of mine tells the story of her first day as a PhD student with equal parts amusement and horror. One day she had a busy life as an academic, working with a wide range of students and colleagues, the next she was a PhD student who just had to hand in a thesis … Continue reading The loneliness of the long distance thesis writer