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Enjoy your PhD, don't endure it

PhD students are a miserable bunch. Or at least, I’m worried that’s how we must come across to the rest of the world. When asked ‘How’s the PhD going?’ there are a few standard responses: 580 more words

Research Life

Then vs. Now

As a student, it’s not uncommon for me to meet a professor who I think forgot what it is like to be a student.  Whether it’s a well-seasoned professor or a person fresh out of their doctoral program, they can sometimes have huge aspirations and expectations that for some of us seem to be unreasonable. 291 more words

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On Recording a Podcast

Most people spend wintery Sunday evenings snuggled on the sofa in front of the telly, with a cup of tea clutched in their hands, trying to squeeze the last drops out of the weekend. 486 more words

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3 - skiving

Sometimes you don’t have energy for the big things, like going in to work.
But you do have energy for bigger tasks like making a quarter master list with excellent spreadsheet skills (with thanks to the girlfriend). 12 more words

PhD Life

How to spot a late-stage PhD student

Yep, I’ve reached that stage of PhD research. The stage when you suddenly realise your analyses are mostly completed. You have graphs. You have answers. The only thing left is to  448 more words

Research Life