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Last Wednesday, the Academic Culture group hosted the first PhD drinks of the new academic year. The aim of this group, and of its newest members Ali and Yosha, is to organize events where PhD students from the various departments of the Graduate School – FSW, ESHCC, FW and ISS – can get to know each other and share the pleasures and pitfalls of doing a PhD. 141 more words

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I am quite a lucky person. That’s true of many facts of my life, but it’s one particular aspect that I’ve been immensely thankful for over the first year of my PhD research. 449 more words

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This is actually how I feel right now. I’m exhausted. I only got up to eat breakfast because it was like 11:00 am and I knew I had to eat to take my medicine for this ear infection. 395 more words


The Search is Over

This week I’ve been at the Digital Libraries conference in London. I was part of the Doctoral Consortium on Monday and as well as attending the main conference, was lucky enough to be part of the workshop: … 2,607 more words


#1443 - People Come and Go, Even in PhD Life


Doing a PhD research, or any work in general actually, is more than often not just about the work itself. Since many people are involved, sometimes there are things related to people (I am not sure if I can call it “social interaction” or not; but no matter what the correct term is, I hope you get my message) that ones have to deal with. 1,208 more words

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Coming up on two years

I’m taking a bit of a break from Newcastle and the intense PhD work, having submitted my Second Annual Review (AR-2) materials for review and comment by my panel. 317 more words

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