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    What my first days of being a PhD student looked like

    Starting my PhD I quite literally did not know what to expect. Am I just going to be thrown in and off I go, am I going to be guided each day as to what I need to do, or is it somewhere in between? Some of you reading this may be considering a PhD in the future, yet are a little fearful of what to expect. I cannot provide you with a detailed recount of the entire PhD journey as I am only in my first year, but what I can do is hopefully provide an insight into the first few months and possibly settle some anxiety you may have about the thought of starting a PhD journey. I moved over from the UK to start my PhD at Griffith early in 2020.

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    Presenting my research in three minutes

    Why is your research important? You obviously know, but how do you convince others? There is a big difference between writing about your research and giving a verbal presentation about it.…

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    Using the library catalogue: Tips and tricks

    If your university schedules are anything like mine, assessment time is fast creeping up and, hopefully, you’ve started to do some research for those impending essays. At first glance the library…

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    Use your research skills on something fun

    All those Lonely Planet books exist for a reason and that’s because EVERYONE should be doing their research before traveling. Whether it’s just up the coast or flying to somewhere exotic…