Skip to content Accessibility statement

The students' guide to surviving your PhD


Surviving your PhD booklet (PDF , 23,243kb)

Graphic of a PhD student at the start of a maze‌‌

University of York PhD students have developed this resource to help you get the most out of your PhD experience by sharing what they've learned along the way.

Here, you will find brief advice on what they wish they had known right from the start of their PhD journeys.


Surviving your PhD workshops

Check the Research Student community blog for the latest 'Surviving your PhD' workshops.

Research Student Community blog

For any enquiries, contact PGR Liaison officer, Jamie Khoo:

About the PhD Survival Project

The PhD Survival Project was founded and is run by current and recently graduated PhD students to share information and tips between year groups and across departments. It aims to build a postgraduate researcher community and promote wellbeing through peer-to-peer support.

For information on the founders of the project and feedback on the guide/workshops visit our acknowledgements page.