A few things to consider before starting a PhD

But PhDs are only for smart people, and there’s no way I am smart enough for one is one of many reticence statements that any new research student will undoubtedly consider when embarking on this new journey. I swore blind after my first degree that I would never return to academia, as I hadn’t particularly enjoyed the teaching nor the subject I studied, let alone the work experience that I am glad I did to rectify my decision not to pursue that particular career.

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