Tackling the Literature Review

Andreea Bocioaga is in her second of year of doing a PhD in the Adam Smith Business School, looking at sustainable consumption in urban food growing. In this post, she shares her experiences and advice for writing a literature review.  Depending on your research programme, you might be expected to write a literature review as one […]

The Viva Exam

This post was written by Niamh Brown. Niamh has just completed her PhD in English Literature. Her thesis examined the exchange of ideas and images between scientific texts and religious poetry in the nineteenth-century. She had her viva examination in December and is currently completing her corrections. After the stress that accompanies the last few […]

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Defeating Self-Sabotage

There are many hurdles to overcome when you’re a PGR. Beyond deadlines, networking, and balancing work with self-care, there’s also self-sabotage. This comes in many forms, from procrastination to over-committing and even avoidance—we can be our own worst enemies. Luckily, help is at hand. Last week I was able to attend Hugh Kearns’ workshop on […]