Academic Life

If you have recently started your PhD, you may still be at a stage where you wonder what is actually expected of you and more generally, what is the secret for a successful PhD.

adviceSome time ago, I was asked to write a guest post on Nature’s Soapbox Science Blog to provide some advice to new PhD student.

If you are a new PhD student, or an aspiring one, here is a re-post of my original article Beginnings – Top 10 Tips to Succeed in Your PhD. I hope you’ll find it useful.


So, you have just graduated and are about to start a PhD. Well done and congratulations! This is certainly an important milestone in your education and you deserve to celebrate both an end and a new beginning. No doubt you are expecting exciting times ahead and plenty of new experiences and opportunities. For the luckiest…

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