Growing a PhD student and Post-doc network

Anke Kossurok

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Growing into an academic career isn't easy. Currently, I am transitioning from PhD student to Post-doc. It's a weird place to be in: While you celebrate your PhD research and look ahead, you also disconnect from your usual environment (your PhD colleagues and the desk you got so attached to). There is a vacuum that needs filling.

This transition is both exciting and a little overwhelming. An invaluable companion during this last year or so has been the Scottish Developmental Psychology Network that I helped develop. It has been an anchor and peer support during that transition, and an important academic experience that, I believe, made me stand out to potential employers. I want to tell you about this Network. Perhaps it will inspire you to create your own network in your field or get involved in an existing one (maybe even ours).
Original languageEnglish
TypeBlog post
Place of Publication[Cambridge]
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2018


  • academic networks
  • PhD students
  • Scotland


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