A new study that examines the employability and value of doctoral graduates in comparison with masters and first degree graduates reveals that those with a doctorate have higher earnings and have fared better during the recession. Read more
Planning your career for life after the PhD
Teaching and research posts are scarce these days thanks to the drastic changes to HE funding, widespread job cuts, increased tuition fees and the trend towards marketization of the sector, leading to fierce competition in the job market. Read more
PhD Project: the internal evaluation
If you get through the internal assessment which takes place 12-15 months after initial registration onto a doctoral programme, then 12-15 months after that, or 24-26 months into your PhD, you will have to undergo an internal evaluation. Read more
Cautionary advice to new PhD students: prepare to work your socks off!
Over the years I have always questioned why I seemed destined to work hard throughout my life, whatever occupation I happened to be in. In the end I have always attributed being a hard worker to the fact that I was born on a Saturday, since: “Saturday’s child works hard for a living.” Read more
Is a PhD life-changing?
About a year ago a very good friend of mine who has since finished writing up his PhD thesis, excitedly told me one day how life-changing the process of undertaking a PhD was proving to be for him. Read more