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Thanks for stopping by. My name is Kenneth Sebastian and I am an academic in training. I’m using this website as a platform for sharing my research, writing, and personal interests with the few people out there who might take interest. On this page you will find a variety of essays that are anchored in criminological or sociological issues, as well as photos and blogs of my life in DC/FL/elsewhere. Rather than complain about graduate school, I hope this website celebrates the experience in some way. I intend to update this page with some kind of regularity, so please visit again!

Surviving a PhD – 10 Top Tips…

Originally posted on The Thesis Whisperer:

This post is by Dr Alex Hope, a  Lecturer in Sustainable Development and Project Management at Northumbria University in the United Kingdom and was originally post on his blog. Alex is also on Twitter where he tweets about sustainability, academia, PhD advice and life. I hope you will head on over there and check out what he has to say!

I was awarded my PhD in January this year following a successful viva in November 2011, so thought I would try and summarise my experiences over the last 3-4 years and see if I could come up with some key points of advice from start to finish…

Tip 1 – Academics need you: Most are keen to speak to any potential student who has a good research idea as a good record of successful PhD supervisions is essential to build a successful academic career. Don’t be afraid to approach a…

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