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10 reasons you should start a new hobby in the middle of your PhD

In the past few months I’ve taken up two new hobbies: making sourdough bread (at home) and dancing (in classes). I am so so glad I’ve done this. 722 more words

Google Translate, or the immigrant's lament

Today’s PhD Poesy is brought to you by a fight i just had with Google Translate.

I don’t believe you Google
those words don’t fit together… 113 more words

Discomfort Zone

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology - call for applications for PhD fellowships

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in partnership with Aarhus University, Denmark will over the next 5 years conduct a major research project in the area of environmental analytical chemistry. 73 more words


How to be a successful musician

A fact of life for musicians is inherent tension in how meaning in music is interpreted. Music has been understood as an aesthetic object, which can be sold, passed on from person to person and put on a shelf. 339 more words


Why I'm Leaving Academia

Don’t worry: this isn’t yet another rant about why academia is horrible and no one should ever go to graduate school. Yes, the ivory tower has its problems. 2,658 more words

this and that...personal challenges

The last days have been rather exhausting for all of us as each and everyone seems to deal with some personal challenges. My beloved husband, for instance, is deep into writing up papers for his Phd while applying for post-doc grants and fixing a date for his defence at the same time. 400 more words



To do or not to do, thats the real question here. On one hand I know research is what I want, its both my passion and hobby. 247 more words