Hi! I’m Marija and soon I’m starting my PhD at the University of Cambridge. Maybe you have heard about that little school in the middle of UK. However, it could be good to prepare myself a bit before starting the journey, so I have decided to start this blog and do a diary of my experiences. Who knows, maybe I will have some advice or suggestions that might even help you in your PhD-ing (as i call it)?!
I’m not so new in all that Cambridge thing, as I have also done my masters there (with a distinction, yippee). However, in that time I was ‘young and naive’ (a year ago), so now, as a more mature, newly married women, I should consider taking a ‘more serious’ approach towards my education. Hmm….yes..well, let’s see how will that work.
Or, maybe I’m just trying to comfort myself and escape many of mistakes that PhD students do. That’s why I’m currently reading similar blogs by student who are near the end of their PhD-ing, giving advice to us, freshly enthusiastic, what not to do and what to in this journey. Somehow I think that all the decisions I could make or advice I could give to myself and to you, could only disappear once we get ourselves into a realm of proper PhD-ing. I guess, it’s like falling in love. You read all about it before, remember the advice, make a ‘wish list’ or whatever else, but then forget all about it when you see him/her. Well…who knows. Maybe I’ll just collect my blogging memoirs and publish a book in three years time. I can visualise the title: “How did I survive?”, or ” Lessons I learnt”, or something more trendy, like ” 7 reasons why…..”, “An Ultimate Guide to….”, or “PhD for Dummies”. Who would read it anyway? It will be nice just to write. And write. And write. For no reasons.
Anyhow, you are more than welcome to share your ideas and advice for a prospect PhD student. Especially you, who are somewhere at the end of your journey, and maybe even finished – your wisdom will be very much appreciated.
- Why should anyone write a PhD? (phdthesisblog.wordpress.com)
- Education a starting point for business (stuff.co.nz)
- Here’s the four-step plan to find your strengths – and your life’s calling (qz.com)
- How to Get By Without a College Degree (And When You Need One) (lifehacker.com)
- The Complete Guide to Getting Into an Economics Ph.D. Program (theatlantic.com)