You Don’t Use The Library

Libraries are great aren’t they? Clean, quiet spaces with excellent facilities: the toilets in the larger ones can be handsome and some have the luxury of an attached café or smorgasbord pop-up. Most are full of nooks and jitties where … Read More »

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You Have Office Envy

…Or, ‘Wherever You lay Your Phone (That’s Your Home)’.   Do you have an office? I do not*. Annoyingly the PhD student who asks you this question invariably has their own. It must be one of the top PhD questions … Read More »

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Publishing Costs HOW Much?!

Publishing is one of the central aims of any PhD; it’s a chance to build a name for ourselves and disseminate our research work to the wider scientific community. I’ve also been told it’s one of the most frustrating parts … Read More »

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You Are A Fraud

The game’s up, you’ve been caught. Thought no one would notice? Well you’ve been spotted in the reading groups, shifting in your seat and not joining in; silent at the seminars, tremulous with fear that you’ll be unmasked as a … Read More »

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You Think You Work

When I first started my PhD I was lost. This didn’t quite compute because everything leading up to that point had come together so well. Having relocated to London I had (and still have) the best supervisor I could have … Read More »

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New Year’s Resolutions for PhD Success

Getting back into the swing of PhD life post-Christmas break can be tricky. Having an extended break (I took 3 weeks!) means finding all those to do lists I didn’t manage to complete, and picking back up where I left … Read More »

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