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How to thrive and survive in 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.


Workshops 2020/21 

How to thrive and survive in your PhD
Wed 10 February 2021

There will be other sessions on various aspects of PhD life and work organised through the year. Topics include: fieldwork, public engagement, health and wellbeing, and finishing the thesis/preparing for your viva. Visit Skillsforge for more information and to register.

Book your place via SkillsForge

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

About the project

How to thrive and survive in your PhD 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.