How to Get a PhD 7e provides a practical and realistic approach for all students who are embarking on a PhD. In addition, supervisors will find invaluable tips on their role in the process, good supervisory practices and how to support students to work effectively. Thoroughly revised and updated throughout, the seventh edition provides an overview of what it means to undertake a PhD within a modern university, exploring both the challenges and rewards of a doctoral degree, including:* Contemporary challenges for students including transgender issues, sexual harassment, and exploitation within the academic environment* Time demands, the balance of academia and paid work, and the uncertainty of academic careers and how this can impact students' mental health* Academic debates surrounding the increased importance of technology and open access* Emphasising diversity with an increased focus on how students, supervisors and universities can work together to make a more effective and welcoming academic environment. The new edition is structured so that users can find the section that will help the specific stage of their work. With practical guidance through the application process, research, viva and post-viva, this book supports PhD students of all disciplines across their journey and beyond, including part-time, those returning to study and those who are practice-based.