An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present. Your time limit… 3 minutes

The Doctoral School are delighted to announce that the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition will be returning to Sussex in 2018. The competition, which ran at Sussex for the first time in 2016, challenges doctoral researchers to describe their research within just 3 minutes to a general audience. We are now accepting expressions of interest … Continue reading An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present. Your time limit… 3 minutes

Consider your parallel path

At our career development workshop last week doctoral researchers shared their ideas and hopes for their careers alongside and beyond the doctorate. Some were wanting to pursue an academic career, some keen to explore options beyond academia, and others (no doubt like many of us) weren’t sure of their future career path. We were encouraged to … Continue reading Consider your parallel path

Doctoral Open Days at the British Library

Have you just started your PhD? The British Library are running a series of Open Days for Doctoral Students, taking place between December 2017 and February 2018. These events are designed to explain the practicalities of using the British Library and it's services, to help new researchers discover the unique research materials available. The Library's … Continue reading Doctoral Open Days at the British Library

Managing stress during your PhD

Yesterday was National Stress Awareness Day. According to the mental health charity Mind, some of the triggers for feelings of stress include: “being under lots of pressure facing big changes worrying about something not having much or any control over the outcome of a situation having responsibilities that you're finding overwhelming not having enough work, … Continue reading Managing stress during your PhD