Happy New Year science lovers! *** New Year, time for a New You, right? As we ring in the new year, a lot of us make New Years Resolutions to try and better ourselves over the next 365 days. But most of those are long forgotten memories or thrown away ideas by the time January […]Read More Hello 2018: Setting New Goals
Wow! What a year 2017 has been for me! With only a few days left of the year and us all now being stuck in that awkward stage between Christmas and New Year, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to take a look back and reflect on what I have achieved this year […]Read More Looking back at 2017
As a bit of festive science fun this year, I set you TWO challenges in a previous blog post and in an Instagram post! Challenge 1 was to come up with your own science inspired Christmas Carol & Challenge 2 was to show me your Christmas lab decorations – and I have not been disappointed. […]Read More Science Christmas Challenge 2017 – The Winners
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
So, you might recognise today’s Scientist in the Spotlight as she has already featured before on Soph talks science as a guest blogger when I was away on holiday. So, let me re-introduce to you, Heidi G. This Northern gal who is from a small town called Hexham near Newcastle is ambitious and creative with […]Read More Scientist in the Spotlight. Heidi G.
Happy Monday guys! Hopefully I can brighten up your day with sharing a new Scientist in the Spotlight! I am going to continue along the theme of celebrating some scientists from back home in Pembs and introduce you to Alex T. Alex and I have known each other fora long time now and have shared […]Read More Scientist in the Spotlight. Alex T.