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      Here is what we do

      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 instructive Resources. To save your time, make your work more efficient and lead you to PhD Success.

      What makes us unique

      • We are the first European platform that focuses on the well-being of PhD candidates

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        Fully Online platformSo you can participate in all our online events, meet people and benefit from our support without moving from your desk.

      • Run by mental health professionals who "survived" their PhDSo it is much more than coaching. We combine our knowledge of psychology and PhD experience to create the best content and provide the highest quality services. 

      • Independent of research institutions and policymakers.That allows us to stand firm against the silent suffering in academia. It makes it a safe place to express our opinions and make a meaningful impact on PhD students lives

      • Helping PhD students is our full-time jobThus you can expect from us reactivity, regular improvements and frequently added new content and events.


      "I am happy to l learn that there is finally someone ready to tacle the problems we are facings in our post-graduate studies. I just wish PhD Success existed a bit earlier."

      Amanda, Université de Strasbourg, France

      Join PhD Success Community

      👉 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 work for the well-being of PhD students with the following organisations:

      Strasbourg University
      Lille University
      Award "Best Service Provider"

      From a Researcher in Psychologyto a PhD Coach


      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 coach ».


      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 resources, our inspiring community of like-minded PhD students and get a one-on-one consultation with me!

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