17. Surviving A PhD: Oxbridge PhD Students Share Their Tips

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Are you doing a PhD, or considering doing one some day in the future?
We interviewed six current and former PhD candidates at some of the world's great universities - Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton - to get the low-down on what it's really like. They share some great wisdom, sometimes with the benefit of a little hindsight, for how to approach your PhD to make life that bit easier.
If you're in the middle of a PhD or about to start one, you'll learn a highly actionable set of tips for:
- Managing your time
- Setting goals
- Staying positive
- Coping when the going gets tough (because it will)
If you're thinking of doing a PhD one day, our guests today offer a rare insight into what doctorate research is really like - find out what you're getting into before you take the plunge!
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From this episode:
If you'd like to contact video game designer Emma about her research, she is on Twitter @EmmaJoyReay.
If you'd like to connect with me on Twitter for more productivity tips and to let me know how your PhD is going, I'm @ExamStudyExpert.
With thanks to all this week's contributors:
- Dylan Morris
- Christina Courreges
- Kalina Naidoo
- Aled Walker (find out more about Aled at https://aledwalker.wixsite.com/aled/home)
- Emma Joy Reay (connect with Emma on Twitter @EmmaJoyReay)
- Andrea di Antonio (connect with Andrea on Twitter @DiAntonio823)
ABOUT YOUR HOST: William Wadsworth, Founder & Learning Scientist at Exam Study Expert

“Memory psychologist, independent researcher and study skills coach. I help ambitious students to study smarter, not harder, so they can ace their exams with less work and less stress.”

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