A taste for (academic) danger

This post is by Lara Corr, a research fellow from the Centre for Health Equity at Melbourne University With three months to go before completion, I found myself watching a YouTube presentation of a scholar I deeply respect and admire. Queue thesis meltdown #476. My heart raced and my chest constricted as I listened to … Continue reading A taste for (academic) danger

How to become a literature searching ninja

We often talk about 'searching the literature' - but how do you actually do it? Literature searches are one of those skills that we assume students already have when they get into a PhD. As a consequence we rarely make time to explicitly teach the skills, so it's probably not surprising that I meet many … Continue reading How to become a literature searching ninja

What’s it like to be ‘finished’?

This post is by a British post doc working in Scandinavia on European Studies. In the weeks and months leading up to the submission of my PhD, I found myself imagining what life would be like on the ’other side’. As a means of forcing myself over the final hurdle, I visualised how amazing it would … Continue reading What’s it like to be ‘finished’?