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CamGuides for PhDs

"As a PhD student, you may be looking for information about moving to Cambridge, getting started in academic life, or building the skills you need to succeed in your PhD. CamGuides for PhDs are a resource designed to help do just that. The guides have been written by PhD students to collate everything they wish they had known before starting their PhDs.

Packed with tips, student interviews and useful links, they contain sections on living in Cambridge, what daily life in academia is like, research skills, digital tools, and finding resources. Use the link above to explore CamGuides for PhD at your leisure. There is no need to worry about getting through everything in one go: CamGuides will always be there to refer back to when you need them."



From coffee to tea drinking: my PhD journey from Brazil to the University of Cambridge on the REWATERGY Project

At the beginning of 2019, I was close to obtain my Master’s Degree in Brazil in Chemical Engineering, so naturally I started to think about what I wanted to do next career-wise. In fact, conducting research day to day was something that was very exciting for me: I used to spend my entire days at the lab doing experiments and the time just flew by, it just felt right. Also, having the autonomy to develop my own research interests was something that kept me motivated while I was developing my Master’s studies. By that moment, I knew I wanted to keep working as a researcher, and pursuing a PhD position felt like the right direction.

by Marina Avena Maia 



Relocating to Cambridge

Over the years, I was fortunate to interact with mentors, well-wishers and friends who gave me valuable advice on various choices. I am extremely grateful to all those who supported me and were always available to guide me. I would like to do my bit and share whatever I learnt so far regarding my academic choices and decisions. As a first step, here is the blog post on relocating to Cambridge. This might be of interest to anyone planning to visit Cambridge or to pursue their doctoral studies at the University of Cambridge. I plan to share more details in the subsequent posts.

by Dr. Sukanya Datta