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Top tips for starting a doctorate or a new research project
Advice / Getting started

Top tips for starting a doctorate or a new research project

Last week Vitae’s Twitter account launched #startingPhD to encourage the PhD Twitterverse to share their top tips for a successful start to the research journey. In case you’ve missed it, here’s a sample of the tips shared: Have realistic plans – everything takes twice as long as you think. Be in control of important decisions, but … Continue reading

I Had My Doctoral Viva. And I Enjoyed It!
Advice / Commentary / Viva

I Had My Doctoral Viva. And I Enjoyed It!

This is a guest post by Dr. Parmesh Gajjar. Recent PhD graduate from the School of Mathematics. This post was originally published by Vitae https://www.vitae.ac.uk/doing-research/doing-a-doctorate/completing-your-doctorate/your-viva/i-had-my-doctoral-viva-and-i-enjoyed-it/. I had my doctoral viva. And I enjoyed it. Yes, what you are reading is indeed true. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of my 3 3/4 hour viva voce. But … Continue reading