Ten things I’ve learnt since starting a PhD


By Jen

I started my PhD over a year ago, here are some ‘valuable’ life lessons I’ve picked up along the way.

  1. Being self-driven is hard. I have really struggled with having no-one hold me accountable if I don’t show up or do any work. I could just not come in for a week and probably no-one would notice. As an ‘adult’ though, obviously I am just shooting myself in the foot if I slack off. This took me a shameful amount of time to realize.

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