Author: Rebecca Maxwell Stuart

Top 10 Reasons to Consider Doing a PhD in Higher Education

During my undergraduate degree, in International Business, I was obsessed with airlines and my dream job was to work as an operational manager at British Airways. I did not have even the slightest interest in Higher Education until I became a Class Rep during my final year. At Class Rep training I was elected as Faculty Rep and from there I began to attend committee meetings and university workshops. This was a whole new world for me, and I left the majority of meetings enthused to learn more about the intricacies of universities, as well as work to enhance the experiences of my fellow students. Five years later, I am now at the early stages of my PhD researching the experiences of transnational students and working with Academic Registry to put in place initiatives to help support the sense of community and belonging within this Global University.

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First Week, First Thoughts

When you first start a PhD, you may feel excited or nervous. Most probably you feel a little bit of both, with a massive question mark hanging over your head. I have just completed my first week as a PhD student, and I felt the exact same way. This post will give you a few tips of what to do in your first week.

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