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Guidance for the Modern PhD Candidate

Getting the Most Out of Your Doctorate

ISBN: 978-1-78769-908-3, eISBN: 978-1-78769-905-2

Publication date: 24 April 2019


In this final chapter, the major findings and themes from the book are presented. Linking the discussion of the book to the changing context of doctoral education and training, the chapter will ask the readers to reflect on how doctoral education may change for them and provoke them to reflect if they are ready for such changes. Themes from the book, including that doctoral education is a shared responsibility, that students must take advantage of opportunities that come their way and make them when they don’t and that research is a social activity will be further teased apart. Through this conclusion, the chapter will encourage students to be independent within their doctoral education, while seeking out and retaining important networks that will connect them with their community and support their well-being.



Dollinger, M. (2019), "Guidance for the Modern PhD Candidate", Dollinger, M. (Ed.) Getting the Most Out of Your Doctorate (Surviving and Thriving in Academia), Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 133-140.



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