Making PhD Life Easier

Posted: June 19, 2014 in Uncategorized


While we talk often about the experiences students have doing a PhD, it’s important to get down to brass tacks: what can PhD students with disabilities or chronic illnesses do to make their life easier? 

The fantastic @Spoonydoc shares the things she did to make her life easier, and we’re very grateful to be able to share them with you here. These may or may not work for you. They may or may not apply to your context. But they make excellent food for thought for students and academics alike.

Doing a PhD while sick or disabled isn’t easy, I know. Here I share just a couple of the things I did which made my life easier.

Official help

As soon as possible contact your university’s Disability Office. Depending on how good they are they may be able to do some of the legwork for you.
They may be able…

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