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Jo Grace is studying for a PhD in Identity and Belonging for people with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities, at Southampton University, Funded by the ESRC through the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership. She is also the Founder of The Sensory Projects, a multi-published author whose books are read globally and a TEDx speaker. Jo is active across social media and welcomes connections for people interested in inclusion. You can find her on: Twitter: @Jo3Grace, Facebook:, LinkedIn:, Instagram:

Applying for a PhD Abroad: How to Thrive as an International Student

Are you applying for a PhD program in a new country and feeling overwhelmed? This article offers some top tips on how to successfully navigate the international waters to help yourself thrive abroad! Important considerations include researching the right country/university fit for you, giving plenty of time to getting a residence permit, and helping yourself feel part of a community in your new city.

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What Do I Know Three Years On?

In “What Do I Know Three Years On?” Daniel Walker reflects on his PhD journey and offers advice to those embarking on a similar path. He emphasizes the importance of perspective, self-awareness, and remaining humble, and shares a reflection exercise that helps maintain focus and motivation.

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