External Pressure

External pressure is a difficult issue to overcome particularly if you have parents, a partner or friends who have no experience with further postgraduate research. It appears to make the process a whole lot harder – not just managing your workload but also constant questioning about “when are you going to get a real...

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Impostor Syndrome

Impostor Syndrome is a term originally coined in the late 1970s by clinical psychologists. It refers, in this instance, to PhD students who are defined by an inability to internalise their achievements and where a persistent fear exists of being seen as a fraud. The euphoria of actually beginning a PhD can often mean...

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