Are you one of the 100s of students in universities up and down the UK who are just embarking on a PhD? Are you you one of the many who have gone straight from a taught course and thrown into a research-based project at the deep end?

It’s still commonplace in the UK to expect students to miraculously just know what getting a PhD entails? There is precious little support within universities for the practical matters – supervisors are interested in the academic minutiae, but little else.

One book should be at the top of your reading list:

How to get a PhD: a handbook for students and their supervisors by Estelle Morris (Available from Amazon).

It’s full of fantastic advice on what it really takes to get your PhD – what you need to do, and to deliver. There isn’t a better overview available anywhere.

We can also help point you in the right direction. For example, if you don’t know what a literature review is, or how to write one, we can help! Take a look at our PhD writing services We have writers who’ve been through the process, and have helped countless others on their way to doctoral success, so do come and talk to us.