Beyond PhD survival guides: reflections on finding 'joy in the journey'

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A plethora of tips, hints and tales of survivor success are readily available to the advice-hungry PhD student. Much attention is given to survival strategies, suggesting the path to success has many trials and tribulations to surmount along the way. Perhaps, a greater emphasis on how to enjoy the richness of the research experience would be a welcome shift in perspective? The PhD community is a diverse one and each student will have their own set of unique challenges and opportunities. Nonetheless, the lived experiences of others may offer some useful insights. In this presentation a recent PhD graduate reflects on how she managed to both survive and find 'joy in the journey'.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUWL Doctoral Students' Conference
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2017
EventUWL Doctoral Students' Conference - UWL, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 May 201724 May 2017


ConferenceUWL Doctoral Students' Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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