Writing a Good PhD Research Proposal: What is a PhD proposal?

A PhD proposal is a an outline of your proposed project that is designed to: Define a clear question and approach to answering it Highlight its originality and/or significance Explain how it adds to, develops (or challenges) existing literature in the field Persuade potential supervisors and/or funders of the importance of the work, and why you are... Continue Reading →


10 Benefits of an Academic Career

There are many compelling reasons to choose a career in academia. Here are our top 10. 1. Teaching Many PhDs choose an academic career because of their love of teaching. There are very few other jobs with the same opportunities to have such a long-term impact on students’ lives. 2. Mentoring Students Mentoring graduate students... Continue Reading →

6 Steps for Self-Discipline When You Study

Have you ever heard the quote, "Self-discipline is the difference between choosing what you want now and choosing what you want most"? It's a quote that tons of people in the business world follow religiously in order to get exactly what they most desire from their companies. It's a theory that many people use to... Continue Reading →

Ten Study Methods That Work

Studying effectively is not a matter of chance. Educators and psychologists have researched study methods for years. Some of the best studies come from the top universities: Stanford, Indiana, and Chicago where precise experiments with student groups have shed light on the most effective study methods. Students who follow these methods learn more easily, retain... Continue Reading →

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