inspiration, milestones, parenting, stress management

Surviving ‘Confirmation of Candidature’ – with kids

This post is by Tricia King, who successfully articulated from a Masters to a PhD at QUT in February 2017.  Mine is a tale of what not to do. Or what to do. I'm not absolutely sure to be honest, there's a healthy smattering of both. So you decide. So it's seven weeks prior to… Continue reading Surviving ‘Confirmation of Candidature’ – with kids

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career, stress management, support

Imposter syndrome.

This blog post is written by Stephanie Bonson, a postgraduate career counsellor at QUT, with a Masters in Organisational Psychology. In 2017, she started her PhD in Creative Industries researching creative career success and identity, and has been involved in the creative arts (whether advising, researching, or creating) for about 20 years now.  Imposter syndrome. During my… Continue reading Imposter syndrome.

stress management

Make time for ‘self-care’: 30 suggestions to reduce thesis stress this month 

Are you feeling tired, a little low, stressed, overwhelmed or just slightly 'over it all'?  If so, give yourself permission to take a little break from your thesis and do something positive and fun.. you will be happier AND more productive, guaranteed!  Successfully completing a research degree is a marathon, not a sprint - as much… Continue reading Make time for ‘self-care’: 30 suggestions to reduce thesis stress this month 

inspiration, stress management

Searching for the thesis light, during a solar eclipse…

A few months ago, a student emailed me this quote, that her supervisor sent her when she was having a really tough time in the last few months of her PhD^. It really resonated. Sometimes, especially towards the end of your thesis, the going gets really, really, tough. It is then, when you feel like… Continue reading Searching for the thesis light, during a solar eclipse…