Category Archives: Getting started

The challenge of the research proposal: (2) Rationale

Well, the REF submission is in, and I can pick up my blogging again – apologies for the interruption…  In my last post, I wrote about the first section of the research proposal, the background context.  Here I’m moving onto … Continue reading

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The challenge of the research proposal: (1) Context

You’ve only just met.  You hardly know each other.  And your new doctoral student has to produce a really challenging piece of work – their research proposal – which will be the springboard for their entire project.  They may well … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on supervisor angst

My very first post from this blog seems to have sparked quite a response, and I am excited about the potential of SupervisorStuff to get supervisor stuff that bit more out in the open.  Before some further posts on strategies … Continue reading

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Learn to manage your supervisor

In a recent guest post on the Thesis Whisperer blog, an anonymous PhD student tells How I broke up with my supervisor.  They recount how their doctoral experience was marred by a supervisor’s focus on meeting deadlines for finishing rather … Continue reading

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