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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London on a Shoestring

I started my PhD in Sports Business Innovation in July 2016 at the Loughborough London campus. It was a slow start as most of the staff were on holiday and I was the only summer starter (due to my own eagerness to get going early) and it was a strange experience coming into a...

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Adapting to a PhD

For some, the transition from undergraduate or postgraduate (master’s) study to PhD researcher is relatively seamless but for others it is a difficult process. PhD students embark on a journey which is largely misunderstood outside of the world of academia – each PhD is different and thus each student will go on a different...

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Working from Home

When I started my PhD in October 2012 I had already formulated an opinion on what the journey was going to be like: you’ll get your own office, or at least share with a few others, get a shiny new laptop/desk-top computer and be able to attend dozens and dozens of conferences, all of...

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