My time left as a PhD student is in the series of months now. Months! Not years! Months! I don’t know where the time has gone. It feels like only yesterday that I was only half way through and still had 2 years’ worth of research to go. But as well as finishing up in […]Read More Pondering life after the PhD
Now, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE everything digital! Social media, photography, blogging and everything in between! After all it is what helps me to connect with all of you curious science lovers. But even for someone like me who always has some kind of tech on her, I don’t think you can beat cuddling […]Read More 10 science books that everyone can love & read
Embarking on the PhD journey comes with it’s challenges. It will push you physically, emotionally and mentally! But unless you’re lucky enough not to be on the most basic of PhD stipends, then it can stretch you financially too! Especially if, like me, you only get paid every 3 months! . Surviving on a stipend […]Read More How to earn some extra $$ during your PhD
Marvel superheroes and their superpowers have brought me a lot of joy over the past few years. Not only am I often queuing for cinema tickets on the day of release to see the next installment in the Marvel Universe, but Marvel superheroes have often helped me in my missions to bring my science research […]Read More Is THOR the answer to curing cancer?
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
Today is my birthday! I was okay turning 25, but 26 feels like I should be a ‘fully functional adulting adult’, when in fact I’m still a broke student! But that doesn’t mean I’m not going to celebrate and have a day full of bubbly, cake, hopefully a few little gifts, more food and the […]Read More How to scientifically have your birthday cake… and eat it!
Throughout the whole of November, whenever I have had the radio on in the lab, there has basically been Christmas songs on repeat! Now I’m one of those people that believe that Christmas cheer shouldn’t start until December – bah humbug, I know! – especially as I’m a December baby too! But this week, I’m […]Read More Lets go Christmas Carolling – science style..
Scientists are notoriously thought of as intimidating and unrelatable nerds! But this could not be more wrong! If there are two things that I love in life, they are science and stand up comedy. So, an event where scientists become comedians sounds like it was made for me! I had heard of Bright Club previously, […]Read More Can scientists actually be stand up comedians? – Bright Club Southampton #9