4 Reasons I’m glad I did a PhD (and stuck to it!)

Doing a PhD has been a series of challenges which I could rant about indefinitely. That’s the reason I started writing this blog! But 4 posts in and it’s already in danger of turning into free therapy - something nobody wants to read. So, I thought I would change the tone, to discuss reasons why I’m [...]

By |2021-06-30T13:24:01+00:00June 30th, 2021|Categories: News, opinion|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Coping with Stress

Final year stress is creeping up on me. Until now, final year had been running smoothly. I've enjoyed generating an abundance of data, as my project has advanced and my laboratory skills have refined. But suddenly it’s nearly June, and I’ve reached the four months allocated to writing on my PhD Gantt chart. So now I’m [...]

By |2021-05-25T12:06:55+00:00May 25th, 2021|Categories: News, opinion|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

#HowtofinishaPhD – What will my future be?

For many people, the decision of whether to do a postdoc is an agonising one. For me it was the easiest decision in the world. Through much of my scientific career and education, I thought I wanted to be a researcher. I wanted to be at the cutting edge, doing the most exciting job I possibly [...]

By |2021-05-12T13:09:55+00:00May 12th, 2021|Categories: News, opinion|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

#HowtofinishaPhD – Join Lindsey on her journey

I’m Lindsey, a final year PhD student due to finish this September. Or January. Who knows any more, the goalpost keeps moving. It’s been 3.5 years of several astronomical highs (getting voted to do a full conference talk from my poster, reaching the university’s 3-minute thesis competition final, and probably about two times that experiments have [...]

By |2021-05-12T13:12:56+00:00April 26th, 2021|Categories: News, opinion|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments
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