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ROSANA VILLARES
UNIVERSITY OF ZARAGOZA, SPAIN

SEING III: Building Bridges and Filling Gaps in English Studies Research
ZARAGOZA, 27/05/2021

Diary of a PhD in applied linguistics

@rosanavimal

rvillares@unizar.es

rvillares@unizar.es

@rosanavimal

Who am I?

PhD in December 2019

Member of the GLE research group

@digital_genres

Internationalisation and language policy in Spanish universities

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START

RESEARCH

EXPERIENCE

LAST STEPS

4 years of PhD: steps and tips

VIVA


  • Degree in English Studies
  • Master's in Education




  • Accepted in the PhD programme in Nov 2015
  • Applied for scholarships and funding (spoiler alert: unsuccessful)
  • International research project
  • Reading literature


  • Translation internship at my university
  • Private lessons




  • 2-3 conferences per year
  • Research stay in Bucharest, Romania (methods and quantitative results)


  • Specialised and transversal courses
  • Seminars and conferences
  • Organisation of academic events
  • 2nd research stay at Birmingham, UK (qualitative results and discussion)




  • Find an organisation system that works for you
  • Find inspiration and advice online (twitter, blogs, youtube...)


e.g. @The PhDiaries, #academictwitter...


  • Research contract
  • Discussion and conclusion
  • Dissemination: spoken, written, online




  • Start writing your drafts as soon as possible
  • Keep your references updated and write notes for your future self
  • Check your department's job vacancies as well as distribution lists
  • Check in advance all the administrative paperwork for your viva


PRACTICE, PRACTICE,
PRACTICE

ENJOY THE PROCESS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE

BE CONFIDENT, ADAPTABLE, ASSERTIVE, AND PROFESSIONAL

REST




What have I learnt?

Specialised knowledge

Transversal skills
Communication
Balance

Your thesis

Training, teaching, cooperation, management, tools
Supervisor and peers (find your support)
Lots of new opportunities. Decide according to your personal situation

Thank you for listening

ROSANA VILLARES

UNIVERSITY OF ZARAGOZA

rvillares@unizar.es
@rosanavimal