The Slump

I'm told that once you're through your first review, you might slump a little. You might struggle to get back into the swing of research after the decompression of the end of First Year. It might seem like you've climbed one mountain, only to be told that there's another peak a little further up. Then … Continue reading The Slump

Advice for the IMDR (Incredibly Mature Doctoral Researcher) – but which may be useful for all

This week we have a guest post from the incredibly busy Morven Gow. Morven is a second year doctoral researcher at the University of Stirling, researching the negotiation of authenticity in 21st Century book publishing. She spent most of her working life in advertising and marketing. Currently, she is in her fifth decade.  I thought … Continue reading Advice for the IMDR (Incredibly Mature Doctoral Researcher) – but which may be useful for all

When Enough Is Enough: Meeting goals and staying motivated in your PhD

I’ve often found myself in the library late at night, feeling unproductive and guilty about leaving. I often will have gotten a late start and done a fair bit of procrastinating. Even if I’ve gotten quite a bit done, it never feels quite like enough. It leaves me feeling like the day has been wasted … Continue reading When Enough Is Enough: Meeting goals and staying motivated in your PhD

Getting the Most Out of an Internship: Comics and the British Library

Olivia Hicks is based at the University of Dundee, and is currently in the second year of her PhD. Her research focuses on the superheroine in British and American girls' comics. You can follow her on twitter @missoliviahick and read more blog posts by her at Britishgirlscomics101.tumblr.com   I recently had the opportunity to spend three … Continue reading Getting the Most Out of an Internship: Comics and the British Library