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Things I wish I knew/did earlier in grad school

  • Keep a journal of every research-related idea you have and every research-related action you take. Seriously, find the most frictionless way you can keep notes and stick to it.
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The Doctoral Bubble Hop: Welcome Event for Doctoral Researchers

Calling all doctoral researchers! Whether you are brand new to Sussex or an existing doctoral student, we would love to welcome you to the Hive at our Doctoral Bubble Hop event on… 287 more words


Introducing the New Hive Scholars: Ketan

3. I’m Ketan.
I started my academic career at Sussex some years ago, having obtained both my professional law degree and master’s degree at our wonderful institution. 570 more words

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A setting-up and arranging kind of day

It’s my third week in Sweden now, and I am planning an extra study on top of the one we intended to run here. This morning I started sketching ideas for the trial structure, so I drew a storyboard of each event and how long it should last. 384 more words

Evidence in a Post-Truth World - Global Evidence Summit 2017

I’m currently in Cape Town for the Global Evidence Summit. A few days ago I posted some highlights from one of the plenaries and threaded sessions, and it seemed to be a helpful resource for people who were unable to attend the conference. 1,005 more words

PhD Experiences

First day of my PhD

Today I officially enrolled and started my PhD. I was very jittery as I walked to the uni, worrying that there wouldn’t be anyone there that I got on with. 257 more words


Introducing the new Hive Scholars: Nikesh

2. Nikesh

Welcome all new doctoral researchers!  As daunting as it may feel for many of you to be back in university surroundings, take a moment to congratulate yourself on being in this privileged position!  451 more words

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