by Allan Williams
Nine out of ten social science PhDs are not ESRC-funded, as the Review of ESRC Doctoral Training Centres (DTCs) noted in 2015. So how has the proportion of PhDs arising from ESRC studentships varied between disciplines in recent years? Continue reading
Hannes Titeca is an ESRC-funded PhD student at the University of Exeter.
It is only as I enter the second year of my PhD that I now feel able to start answering this remarkably simple question.
Throughout my first year, I found myself constantly updating the few expectations I did have. I feel that this illustrates a more general issue of young people, as part of the wider population, not knowing enough about what doctoral study involves and how it relates to research, universities, and academia more generally. Continue reading