Doctoral Dispatches

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Doctoral Dispatches are where you can find my thoughts on current happenings and ideas to help you complete your doctorate.

When Writing Feels Personal

When Writing Feels Personal

Academic writing can be a daunting task, especially when it involves sharing personal perspectives and challenging established ideas. It is something I have personally battled with many times, and still do to some extent.   In my experience as a...

What actually is a Doctorate?

What actually is a Doctorate?

There are almost as many names for doctorate degrees as there are universities in the world. Some people might be doing a PhD while others do a professional or vocational doctorate. It can be confusing to know what each means, where yours stands in terms of perceived...

Building Confidence

Building Confidence

I was the girl who didn’t fit in. Just quietly middle of the class. Being front and centre of a lecture theatre was hardly the future I envisioned for myself. And yet, when that very thing happened, I understood that it is possible to channel a tiny spark and turn it into something much bigger. 

Get your doctorate moving again!

Get your doctorate moving again!

When I was writing up my PhD, I got myself into such a state that I had to bribed – literally – to write. It was horrific, and it was avoidable. But I know that if I hang on to that feeling, it still haunts me now and keeps me locked in a state of fear – so this step is really important to be able to move past the fear of not getting things done.