Moving forward in academia

Hey everybody, Since my last post I have accepted a position as a senior research technician, so I have opted to stay in academia. Making this decision has made me feel more relaxed about things, as it means I can … Read More »

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Post-PhD life – where do you go from here?

So I have talked about my PhD research and experience and the finale of the PhD viva. So what happens next? Post-PhD is a bit of a strange time. You spend 3 or 4 years working intensely on a project. … Read More »

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What I’ve learnt from my PhD

A few months have passed since I submitted my PhD thesis and this has given me some time to reflect on my PhD experience…..so I thought I would share my thoughts in this latest blog post. I think the main … Read More »

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Preparing for your PhD viva

I should start by briefly summarizing what a PhD viva is. A viva is an oral examination that takes place approximately 1-3 months after PhD thesis submission. In the viva, the PhD candidate discusses their work with two examiners – … Read More »

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Finishing your PhD

Since my last post I have submitted my PhD (yay!). So, I thought the best way to update you on my progress was to summarize, from my own experience, what I have learnt from the writing up and submission time. … Read More »

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What To Do Whilst Waiting

                                                  I’m travelling home to Brisbane from Auckland and I’m sitting in a cramped plane seat, … Read More »

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Reaching the finish line

Hi all, I thought I would share my current thoughts on coming towards the end of a PhD. For me, it is really nice to see how everything is finally starting to come together and I can start to slot … Read More »

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