When cleaning my desk today I found some notes I had scribbled at the welcome event back in September. Three current PhD students gave the following advice:
- There is no fixed way! It is my research and that’s exciting.
- Don’t go too hard on the books in year one. Days, weeks, months without progress is normal. You don’t have to work evenings.
- Year one is for experimenting, it probably won’t end up in my thesis. See it as an opportunity to get settled in – and for reading!