Just like Santa and his Elves are rushing around to get all the presents ready, it’s the final week of lab work before Christmas and grad students round the world are also rushing around trying to finish off experiments and writing goals before the festive break! The organised amongst you are probably already winding down, […]Read More Wrapping up in the lab before Christmas
Hello science lovers! Apologies for the short hiatus on the blog for the past two weeks. Lab work got busy, intern life got busy, scicomm life got busy and personal life got busy so the blog had to be put on the back burner for a little while so I didn’t burnout completely. But now […]Read More PhDLife. How to stay on top of the literature.
I feel like I’m coming onto the home straight! I’ve officially started the final year of my PhD! This time next year, my thesis will be written and handed in, I might have even had my PhD viva and be Dr Arthur and who knows where in the world I will be doing goodness knows […]Read More PhD mythbusters. Volume 2
Whether it’s your first time or you are a seasoned pro – lab meetings always bring those slight feelings of fear and anxiety! Whether you don’t want to present your recent data because people are going to tear it apart or whether you don’t want to look like Jon Snow and appear that you know […]Read More How to survive & excel in lab meetings
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.