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Thesis Whisperer: How to survive your PhD

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Building 10T1, Room 1.08

The Australian National University

Acton, ACT 2601

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How to survive your PhD

You’ve heard the comments….

“Only 3 people read your PhD – including your mother, but not your supervisor”

“No one does a PhD in 2 years.”

“You have to work at least 60 hours a week to do a good PhD”

“You’ll never get a job”

“Everyone doing a PhD is depressed”

“Just write”

The PhD is too often talked about as a daunting journey that ruins lives, but does it have to be traumatic for you? Some PhD advice that will be offered to you will be helpful, but there is a lot that will be useless – or even damaging. In this session Inger goes through some of the commonly offered ‘advice’ and separates what might be useful from what is just… not. She then introduces you to some evidence backed strategies and tools for success. If you’re looking for tips about taking the right steps in your thesis, what tools to use, and how to avoid common newbie researcher mistakes, then this event is for you.

By the end of this session you will:

  • Have a better understanding of PhD candidature and the ‘pressure points’ that can make it difficult.

  • Be more critical of the advice you are offered about doing a PhD so that you can make decisions with more confidence.

  • Have a few new writing and organizing techniques to try!

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ANU Research Skills and Training team

researchtraining@anu.edu.au

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The Australian National University

Acton, ACT 2601

Australia

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