Advice on starting a PhD

Starting a PhD is a big thing! Different individuals may start a PhD for different reasons. I thought, sharing my own experience of deciding to do a PhD might help. My circumstances were particularly different to many of the other doctoral candidates due to various reasons. As an individual growing up in a rural village that offered only very limited social bonuses my journey was not a cake walk, I knew education was the only way out but I had no much guidance or information available. I kept on finding information on how to do a PhD and what was required. For me, there was no direct access to a PhD straight away from my undergraduate degree but via doing a masters’ degree. So, understanding your personal and social circumstances, and what needs to be done in order to enable where you want to be is vital.

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