Episode 4 - Gemma Edney on the difficulty of explaining what a PhD actually is & not feeling pressured when you'r... description
This week I talk to Gemma Edney who completed her PhD in film studies a couple of months ago. As well as having the same broad subject area, Gemma also had the same supervisor as Katie Newstead from episode 3 and they actually graduated together last week. It was interesting to hear that, despite these quite big similarities, Gemma and Katie still had some quite different experiences and are doing quite different roles post-PhD. We talked about the difficulty of explaining what a PhD actually is, the challenge of applying for jobs and continuing academic work alongside a fulltime job but without pressurising herself, and how much we both wish we were graduating in Finland so we could get a sword.
You can find Gemma on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/GemmaEdney
The article she and Katie wrote here: https://blogs.exeter.ac.uk/doctoralcollege/2019/06/03/a-tale-of-two-phd-sisters/
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