My PhD and Why I Love it

Why I love my PhD:

My PhD busts the old stereotypes about ‘selfish, smug’ only children This article, written by Alice Violett, a research student at the University of Essex, is part of a series published by The Guardian in the Higher Education Network section of their website.

The series gives PhD students the opportunity to explain why they love their PhD and we will highlight other articles in future posts.

In this particular piece, Alice Violett explains what it is about her PhD on the public perceptions and personal experiences of only children between 1850 and 1950 that makes studying for the PhD a rewarding and satisfying experience. Her enjoyment of being a PhD student is largely down to an intellectual interest in the subject matter, but is also about the opportunity to grow as an academic and the freedom that being a PhD student brings.

To read the article, click on this link.