Thesis Prison

Family Thesiswhisperer has spent the last month in our hometown of Melbourne. We caught up with many friends and relatives while we were there, some of whom are doing or have just completed doctorates. One friend got pregnant twice during her doctorate and had a longer journey than most. While we raised a glass to … Continue reading Thesis Prison

The Post PhD Blues

This post is written by Brian Flemming, a mathematician working as a Systems Engineer in Edinburgh.  He has recently completed an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) as a mature student at Heriot Watt University, which he found an intensive and enjoyable experience, and which he credits with greatly increasing the effectiveness and authority of his work.  He … Continue reading The Post PhD Blues

So, you’re starting a PhD?

This month, all around Australia, there will be a whole crop of PhD students starting their degree. It's an exciting time, but a nerve-wracking one as well. Here's another post to help you start your journey! This post is by Erika Harris, PhD Candidate. Erika has a Master’s degree in Education, General Education and has … Continue reading So, you’re starting a PhD?

What I Wish We Taught First Years

This month, all around Australia, there will be a whole crop of PhD students starting their degree. It's an exciting time, but a nerve-wracking one as well. Last time we heard from Jonathan Downie he was parenting a toddler. This time Jonathan has some good words of advice for those of you just starting on … Continue reading What I Wish We Taught First Years