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How I Got To My PhD Studentship

From Stay At Home Mum To PhD (via a DipHE and BA)

Finding a PhD position can be incredibly difficult, frustrating and daunting. One of the things that I feel is lacking at my particular University is support and advice for undergraduates that wish to stay on for postgraduate study, because it all seems geared towards throwing us at the job market as soon as we hand back our mortarboards to Ede and Ravenscroft, rather than supporting us in finding a place in the academic job market. 1,786 more words


Chief S. L. Edu Research Grant (Supported by Chevron Nigeria Limited)

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) with support from Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) offers research grants to Nigerian citizens wishing to undertake research work in fields related to nature conservation and sustainable livelihood. 315 more words

PhD entry (2018) under SGSAH scheme

The School of Classics at the University of St Andrews encourages applications for PhD entry in September 2018 under the SGSAH (Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities) scheme. 313 more words


When the Pomodoro technique doesn't work ...

As I’ve mentioned in earlier posts, I soon have to submit some chapters for my first year upgrade review. In fact, they are due this week, so this may be a shorter post than usual! 878 more words

PhD Experience

Writing an effective and functional Literature Review for Dissertation/Thesis

Before talking about the elements and nature of an effective literature review, it is important to understand the exact meaning of literature review. It is the survey of various research works, articles, explanations and almost everything that has already been written in relation to a particular field of study or areas of interest. 401 more words


The Snowman film review: a snow storm in a teacup

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The Snowman is a Nordic-noir thriller based on the bestseller by Jo Nesbø, adapted by screenwriters Peter Straughan and Hossein Amini and directed by Tomas Alfredson. 629 more words