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All things PhD life including PhD application advice, what doing a PhD is actually like, money diaries, gifts for PhD students, and PhD motivation and tips.

The Comprehensive Guide: 75 of the Best Gifts for Uni Students UK

The holiday season is coming up and you know what that means! Time to get treat your favourite uni student to something nice! Whether you’ve got an undergrad, a master’s student, or a PhD student in your life, look no further than this comprehensive guide of gifts for uni students (UK) they’re sure to love. …

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Why You Need a Website: How to Create Your Own Website in a Day (For Free!)

This article is all about why you need a website as a PhD student and how you can create one for free (in just an afternoon!). Why You Need a Website as a PhD One of the first things my student mentor said to me in our introductory meeting was, “You should make a website.” …

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Feeling Overwhelmed at Uni? 10 Things You Can Do Right Now

Whether you’ve just started university or grad school, are in the middle, or are towards the end, it’s completely normal to feel overwhelmed at uni. In fact, I’ve been feeling pretty overwhelmed this week. I basically spent yesterday freaking out over whether or not I could actually grasp all the things I needed to for …

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More than 100 of the Best Places with Student Discounts in the UK

One of the best things about being a student in the UK is the amazing student discounts available at loads of stores and restaurants. In store, you’ll generally have to ask for the discount and show your student ID. None of the ones below require any special additional subscription to things like the Totum card; …

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How to Pay Off Your Student Loans (U.S.): How I Paid Off $72,000 in 3.5 Years (And You Can Too!)

Got a huge chunk of U.S. student debt and wondering how the heck to pay off your student loans? I hear you. When I was finishing college and deciding whether or not to do my master’s degree (which I’m so glad I did end up doing, for the record, even though I had to fund …

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What is Grad School Actually Like? (Day in the Life of a PhD Student)

Before starting my PhD, I had lots of questions about what grad school is actually like. I lived with some PhD students during my master’s degree, but many of them had fairly atypical experiences. And, when I looked online for more information about what grad school is like, I didn’t find much. Now, everyone’s experience …

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