PhDeets

PhDeets

Welcome to PhDeets - a podcast for people currently doing or considering doing a PhD in the UK. Hosted by Nicol, Katie and Carolin - researchers working and studying at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King's College London. All views are our own. Find us on Twitter at @PhDeets_podcast

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June 4, 2021 30 min

Hoping to debunk the myths surrounding making the leap into industry after a PhD, our mini series, PhD to Industry, asks 'what are my options?', 'is my work relevant?', 'what even is industry?' 

In the second episode of this series, we chat to David Robertson, a lecturer at the University of Strathclyde, about his experiences of working in applied academia, communicating with industry and developing your Rese...

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In this episode, we present a panel discussion between the host Nicol and Claire, Katrina and Sheila - researchers who identify as neurodivergent, about what neurodiversity means for them, their experiences with life at university, travelling to conferences and more. We also talk about the Neurodiverse Postgraduate Researchers Network which Sheila helped to set up.

Please note that the views expressed in this episode are our own and...

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If you want to remain in academia after completing your PhD, becoming a postdoc is not the only option. In this episode, we speak to Luke Devereux who recently completed his PhD and now works as a lecturer at Middlesex University.

Luke talks us through his academic journey, from completing his undergraduate degree to his current role. We discuss the importance of getting teaching experience along the way, changing subjects between u...

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January 29, 2021 29 min

Has the pandemic affected your PhD? In this episode we speak to Jess - a PhD student and Ellen - a postdoc at Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre at King’s College London. They have recently written  a blog on Effective Strategies for Working from Home, inspired by an article by Harvard Business Review titled How to (Actually) Save Time When You’re Working Remotely.
We found their blog very relatable and were ...

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Hoping to debunk the myths surrounding making the leap into industry after a PhD, our mini series, PhD to Industry, asks 'what are my options?', 'is my work relevant?', 'what even is industry?' In this first episode, we ask Zach Sorrells, Head of Innovation and Industry Engagement at Skillfluence, about his work on training PhD students to work effectively with businesses, industry and the public.

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November 23, 2020 29 min

Is doing a PhD worth it? How do you decide whether or not to get one?  We ask Kate Murray -  the Deputy Head of Careers & Employability at King's College London. We also talk about transitioning into industry, whether employers value PhDs in the workplace, and the careers and employability resources available for people at KCL and publicly.

Here is the list of websites we talk about: 

http://research-careers.org/

http://jobson...

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October 27, 2020 43 min

There is no one way to do a PhD. In our first episode, we talk to several PhD students who each take a different path. Jaya, Shaheim, Victoria, as well as our own Katie, tell us about the programmes they are doing, why they chose it, how they applied and what are their plans for the future. Fiyory tells us about her experience with applying for PhDs and deciding on a project. We also talk about being an international student in the...

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September 29, 2020 1 min

Welcome to PhDeets - a podcast for people currently doing or considering doing a PhD in the UK. Hosted by Nicol, Katie and Carolin - researchers working and studying at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King's College London. All views are our own.

Find us on Twitter at @PhDeets_podcast

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