PhD studies are very challenging. Full of frustrations, failures, and struggles, often not understood outside of academia. But we totally get it. We've been there too! That's why we help PhD students who struggle in their PhD to overcome their difficulties and enjoy their PhD.
Together we stand stronger! That’s why we created PhD Success Community, a dynamic community of like-minded PhD students from all over Europe. To support, encourage and motivate each other along the PhD journey. It is all about help and solidarity between PhD students.Learn more...
Need to talk to someone? Sometimes your PhD gets extremely hard and struggles become impossible to overcome without professional help. That’s why we created Hotline, an individual online consultation tailored to your needs. To give you robust support along your PhD journey. Learn more...
No fluff, just good stuff! While doing a PhD, there are many things to know and so little time to learn! That’s why we provide you with the highest quality academic training. To save your time, make your work more efficient, prevent mental suffering and lead you to PhD Success.Learn more...
👉 You will never feel alone again.You gain access to a deep network of potential friends, colleagues and career contacts.
👉You get access to a safe space where you can share your difficulties and get support.
👉 You have a chance to participate in many interesting online meetings such as Productivity Boost, Career Challenge and many more!
We are proud to collaborate with organizations worldwide in support of these causes:
First generation students
Presence in time of crises
Collin, PhD student, University of Siegen, Germany
I’m Dr. Ewa Pluciennicka, PhD in Cognitive Psychology, with 7 years of an academic career behind me, 2 post-docs, 9 international peer-reviewed publications...
But also countless nights without sleeping, a few experiments that didn’t work, machines that broke at the worst possible moment, publications that got rejected...
Despite that, I always had the energy and motivation to help and support my colleagues to overcome their PhD difficulties. I was so active, that some started to call me "PhD psychologist" or "PhD Mental Mentor"
In the beginning, it sounded like a joke.But recently, after almost 6 years of supporting and helping my colleagues in their PhD challenges (in an informal way), alongside my research, I decided to fully dedicate my time to supporting PhD students in their PhD struggles. Because that matters to me!
And all the rest went very fast. Colleagues of colleagues, friends of friends started to reach out and ask for advice about their PhD struggles. Many of them were not living in the same city; some were not even in the same country… So we started to do more things on-line and reach people from entire Europe. That's how PhD Success was born.
So no matter where you are, you can benefit from our traininigs and presentations, our inspiring community of like-minded PhD students and get a one-on-one consultation with me!
"When I first heard about Ewa focusing mainly on PhD students in her work I was intrigued by the idea that someone would focus on assisting people reach what is considered the highest qualification level in academia that is at times lonely, full of self-doubt, bumpy and intimidating at times.
I had previously consulted with different psychologists previously but although the 'positive talks' that I practiced were helping, there seemed to be something missing deep down that I could not put my finger to it.
Ewa's approach being very practically oriented helped fill the gap. I always left her session with a good sense of what to do and how to do it and a clear direction of where I was headed to instead of a tangled route I was on before I met her"
Makoma, PhD student in Nutrition, University of Western Cape, South Africa
Just a glimpse of our work
Webinar on dealing with Stress during PhD, for PhD candidates from The Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention Society (MICCAI)
Online training on Mindful Productivity for PhD Students of Technical University Gheorghe Asachi Iasi
Webinar in support of mental health researchers worldwide during COVID-19 crisis, hosted by Cactus Editage
"This is not a question but a THANK YOU. It was a fantastic and insightful talk. It helped me to think about my relationship with stress in a new and structured way. Thank you very much.
David, Professor and Lecturer, University of Utah, School of Medicine, USA