Collection of EXTREMELY USEFUL resources I’ve stumbled upon while searching the web for how-to-PhD! Skills like project, time and data management are not explicitly taught in undergrad (or even postgrad/grad school for some), despite being so important for PhD study and beyond. I’m thinking of adding to this list as time goes on… Please do share resources that you’ve found helpful in the comments below … Continue reading How to PhD Productively: The Ultimate Guide for Project, Time and Data Management
I hope that you, dear reader, are faring well in the current circumstances. Now that I’ve delayed starting work at my research institute until November, I have even more free time to spend indoors (see Should I defer my PhD? for why). Are you having trouble fighting boredom? During the UK lockdown and since that period, I’ve found that having a rough daily routine helps … Continue reading Bored? Keeping Entertained At Home During COVID-19
So you’ve begun looking for accomodation, are reading up on your PhD area-of-study and are psyching yourself up to start back in the lab/your home “office” on your new research project… This is the position I was in recently, expecting to start my PhD study in October. Then BAM! The option to defer my PhD start date was laid before me via an email update. … Continue reading Should I defer my PhD?
Good day, fellow readers! Here it is!! My first food recipe on Eat PhD: a healthy, full-flavoured salmon pesto pasta 😋 This dish is both nourishing and SUPER tasty! Chunky flakes of baked salmon with plenty of nutritious veg (and even peanuts), coupled with classic pesto pasta and seasoned to perfection. Is your mouth watering yet? (Thought we’d start with a staple of student cupboards… … Continue reading Salmon Pesto Pasta!
Hello dear readers! Thought I’d share some podcast shows that I have dedicated many an hour to (esp. while folding laundry/washing dishes…): #1 Hello PhD A podcast for scientists, and the people who love them. Hello PhD is hosted by two friends, (Joshua Hall and Daniel Arneman), who together faced multitudes of impossible decisions covering the highs and lows of graduate school and careers in … Continue reading 8 Fantastic Audio Podcasts You Should Try 🔊🎧
Welcome to my second blog post, fellow readers! About a month ago, I received a first (email) update from my supervisor on what to expect upon starting my PhD in October! The impact of the ongoing COVID‑19 pandemic on my PhD study was covered (which I will detail in an upcoming post). My supervisor also anticipated that, for the first month of my PhD, I’d … Continue reading Starting a PhD Literature Review: Reading 📚
Hello world! As a Biomedical Science UK graduate going straight from BSc to PhD study, I’m looking forward to the next chapter of my professional (and personal) life. Yet, along with the excitement and anticipation of starting in a new lab on my own research project, there’s a sense of anxiety and some fear too. In documenting my PhD experience, I hope that as a … Continue reading First hello as a PhD student! 👋👩🏻🔬 #zerotohero