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The blog of the Young Academics of the Association of the European Schools of Planning

You used LEGO(R) in your Viva? You must be kidding!

Guest author: Chrissi Nerantzi (Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at Manchester Metropolitan University) The LEGO® kit I made and used in my viva Y...

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Adapting PhD research during the Covid-19 pandemic

5 minute read Guest author: Caitlin Hafferty (@CaitlinHafferty), PhD researcher at the Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershi...

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Shining at the VIVA

Read time: 7-8 minutes Following up on a previous post entitled "Preparing to shine at the VIVA", this post distils some common gems of advice to help you prepa...

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Preparing to shine at the VIVA

Read time:  6 minutes The VIVA is your time to shine. The VIVA, alongside your PhD thesis submission, is a major milestone on your way to becoming a 'doctor of ...

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Dissertations writing "versus" three papers

As a former journalist, assistant professor, and seasoned dissertation-writing-workshop coach at New York University, I can promise you there is only one fail-s...

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Is academe worth it?

A few weeks ago, during a meeting with my research group, we were screening the Horizon 2020 programme for interesting calls. Within them, a call is about: “Mak...

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How to Prepare for the Viva, Tips to Do Before and After

Guest author: Basak TanulkuIn this piece, I want to provide tips about what to do before, during and after your viva. The viva examination can be regarded as th...

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