So, you enrolled, got part way through you PhD and then…. Nothing. Your research and data - it may well be fine. Same with your PhD supervisor. Then again, it all could be going from bad to worse. Regardless, you’ve reached a point where you are clear on one thing – ACADEMIA IS NOT FOR YOU. The next question – do I need to PhD?

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A PhD is one of, if not the biggest, single pieces of work an individual will ever undertake. It takes an extreme amount of dedication, perseverance and naivety to start and then finish one. It can also be a time of your life full of other big decisions such as getting your first home (or building it), getting married (or making a similar long-term commitment to a relationship) and having children.

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