PhD in the Midst of Pandemic

Patterer, Prof Pat Thompson – excellent blog, do follow it – has posted some reflections on continuing your doctoral study at the current time.

As an excerpt:

Some PhDers may need to change their research designs and titles to reflect a necessarily changed design. In some institutions and with some research funders, such changes require lengthy and substantiated justification. In this instance, doctoral researchers need to be given permission, be told that such changes are possible in the circumstances. And ideally, research scholarship funders ought to make funding for an additional catch up period available to those people who have no possibility of changing their research mid-stream.

This has led to the creation of a Twitter account where resources and tips will be shared, uniquely for doctoral researchs. If you use the platform, please follow it.