Monthly Archives: April 2011

Living on a PhD stipend in London

When hiring PhD students, I often get asked about money by fresh graduates who are trying to work out “how much is enough?” But first, some background for the uninitiated. People studying for PhDs in the UK are treated as … Continue reading

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What is a PhD? Defining Success

There are lots of reasons to do PhDs, the bread-and-butter of the research world. But, leaving aside motivation for a moment, what is a PhD? Well, the most traditional, simplest and yet most challenging definition is “a substantial contribution to … Continue reading

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