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What to do when your thesis is rejected by the examiners

The Thesis Whisperer talks about what to do when your thesis is rejected by examiners, and suggests some fantastic blogs to follow to get advice and help. [Plus this blog. Yay!]
If you’re here because of that post, welcome!
At Research Degree Voodoo, we’re all about moving inside that magic circle of the academy, through practical tips and some deeper reflection about what it means to be an expert and a peer.
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Succeeding in a Research Higher Degree

Doing a Research Higher Degree (like a PhD) is hard, but lots of people have succeeded and you can too. It’s easier if you understand how it works, this blog gives you the insider view.

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