It’s the middle of October and everyone, whether you’re at nursery, high school, a fresher, or at grad school, is well and truly back to school and in the swing of things. This year was my 23rd – and hopefully final – ‘back to school’. A truly depressing thought I know. But as I have […]Read More 10 secrets to become a successful research student
Everyone has their pre-conceived ideas and beliefs about PhD students or life as a PhD student. Me included! But now, three years down the road, I feel like I’ve experienced everything a PhD has to throw at me – wishful thinking I know! – so I thought I would try and dispel some commonly held […]Read More PhD Mythbusters. Volume 1.
Today marks the day where I have only one year left in the lab! And the only thing that makes me feel is ….. PANIC! . So many questions are going through my mind! Like, how am I going to get everything done in time? How am I even going to manage another year of […]Read More PhDLife. 12 months left in the lab.
Deciding to do a PhD is probably one of the biggest decisions you will ever make in your life! A substantial step up in both expectation and skill from undergrad, I am all too aware that the prospect at first is overwhelmingly daunting. But unfortunately no-one can make this decision for you! It is simply […]Read More PhDLife. How to pick your PhD project.
Hello science lovers! I am back 🙂 But firstly I want to say a HUGE thank you to my awesome guest bloggers Heidi G, Bri L, Alice G and Laura M for holding down the Soph talks science fort whilst I was away on holiday. If you missed their blogs, then please do catch up on them – they are so […]Read More PhDLife. How to get your focus back.
Happy Monday all! Hope you are all enjoying the Easter weekend. I certainly am! As you are reading this I am currently on the plane or have landed and enjoying the sunshine in beautiful Barbados for the next two weeks! But do not fret! I have an army of guest bloggers that are going to […]Read More Guest blog: How to survive a science PhD thats not in the lab.
I’m not the most chatty and social person in the world! Don’t get me wrong I love going out and socialising – I just don’t think I’m very good at it! But practice makes better right? . Lately I think I’ve been sending myself a bit stir crazy with lab work! I’m a genuine believer […]Read More PhDLife. The importance of a lab social life.
Welcome to my first ever guest blog post! I’ve been very excited to get different PhD perspectives and experiences as part of my blog so it can become more of an encyclopedia of knowledge for any prospective PhD students out there, or anyone that is curious to be honest! I have a serious case of […]Read More Guest blog: How to infuse more travel into your PhD
After having to delay my transfer viva in December for health reasons, I woke up this morning slightly regretting agreeing to reschedule my viva for Friday the 13th Naturally I was nervous and anxious about what to actual expect from this. It wasn’t until 2pm so I spent most of the day waiting and worrying. […]Read More PhDLife. Time for an upgrade!
Hello again everyone! With the Festive season fast approaching, it’s been a time for starting to tie up loose ends in the lab before the Xmas break, which is what I have spent the last few weeks doing. So I firstly want to apologise for the lack of posts over the last two weeks, but […]Read More PhDLife. Printed, bound, delivered.