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One (fictional) student’s PhD journey

What do PhD students wish they’d known before they started? And what’s involved in a professional doctorate?

Essential advice for the early stages

How to stay motivated

How doctoral supervision works – and what to do when it doesn’t

Taking the long view of your doctorate & beyond

The upgrade and the viva

Writing, presentation, networking

Surviving stress and mental health challenges, and the financial strain of a doctorate

Doing a PhD in the UK

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