How To Get Through A PhD Journey: A Personal Reflection And Experience

  • Emmanuel Sibomana
Keywords: PhD, research, research problem, academic writing, voice, supervisor, feedback.


Being the highest degree programme in education globally, a PhD degree programme has the highest requirements which the candidate has to fulfil. Therefore, studying towards a PhD may be a very demanding, tiring and tedious experience for many candidates. One factor which contributes to a PhD being that challenging is that it is research-based and candidates are supposed to conduct it independently, with some guidance from research supervisors. In addition to that, some candidates may not have enough information on what is expected of them and, therefore, may not know how to approach it. This article is a reflection on a PhD journey and focuses on how the different aspects of a PhD research can be approached by PhD students based on personal experience with a PhD journey.

Author Biography

Emmanuel Sibomana

Dr. Emmanuel Sibomana is Director of Policy and Programs at The Wellspring Foundation for Education. He holds a doctorate in International Relations from the United States International University-Africa in Nairobi, Kenya.


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eISSN: 1998-1279