Summer is here! This means the end of lectures, some (hopefully) consistent weather, and for me and my year-group; a long run-up to the final dissertation hand-in. With all my teaching now completed, I thought I’d take this opportunity to reflect on the year and share five things I wish I’d known at the start … Continue reading 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before my Masters’
It’s not often something we like to talk about, but it’s an unavoidable fact that starting a PhD doesn’t just require time and effort, but can also be major a financial commitment. That said, there are several routes and options for funding postgraduate study. Whether you’re lucky enough to receive a research council studentship, decide … Continue reading The F Word: Funding Postgraduate Research
In March 2018 York was named the UK’s best place to live by The Sunday Times and, having lived here myself for a little under two years now, I can’t say I’m surprised! But what makes York such a great place to live and study as a PhD student? For me, York is a perfect … Continue reading Living and learning in York as a Postgraduate Research Student
Hello! Seeing as it’s the reason I’m here in York, I thought I’d do this blog on my degree itself. I’m studying for an MSc in Forensic Speech Science as part of the Department of Language and Linguistic Science. I promise I won’t over-burden you with every module, but I want to give you a … Continue reading What’s in a Master’s?
My name is Alice and I’m a postgraduate research student studying for a PhD with the Department of English and Related Literature and the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies. There are a lot of myths about what it’s like to be a PhD student, but what does a week in the life of a doctoral researcher … Continue reading A Week in the Life of a Postgraduate Research Student
The transition from undergraduate to postgraduate study can be a little overwhelming. Here’s what it’s been like for me. I’m currently a Masters student in the Department of Language and Linguistic Science studying Forensic Speech Science – which is a mouthful to say all at once. I graduated from my Linguistics BA last July here … Continue reading Undergrad to postgrad transition
It’s no secret that starting a PhD is a big commitment and, for me, like many others, that meant that choosing where to carry out my doctoral research was a big decision. Luckily though, it was a choice that I certainly got right! So why York? From its outstanding reputation in my subject area and … Continue reading Why I Chose York for Postgraduate Research