How to PhD Productively: The Best Way to Do Research

How do we explore observations and answer research questions as scientists? Although you may not have heard of its name before, no doubt your research involves an analytical, problem-solving approach. A method known as the scientific method. A lighthouse equivalent for scientists navigating research waters, the scientific method is a process used to follow up on observations and guide objective, logical experimentation… A topic that … Continue reading How to PhD Productively: The Best Way to Do Research

The Best Beef and Beer Pie

This hearty beef and beer pie recipe is one you will want to savour… A dish that will certainly have your partner/family running to the kitchen! Tantalising aromas lure you in for a taste of this homemade beef and beer pie, also with a mushroom, carrot, butternut squash and potato pie filling. Encased with a top layer of golden shortcrust pastry. Generous portion sizes are … Continue reading The Best Beef and Beer Pie

How to PhD Productively: The Ideal Research Scientist (Part 2)

Key Skills & Qualities for PhD Success We all expect to face myriad challenges while conducting research, no matter our specialist field or research institute. In particular, problems can arise that are unique to our PhD journeys, issues that few others (namely our good friend Google Scholar πŸ˜‰) can advise on or – sometimes – even comprehend. *Sighs at irrelevant search results* So when times … Continue reading How to PhD Productively: The Ideal Research Scientist (Part 2)

How to PhD Productively: The Ideal Research Scientist (Part 1)

The Nature of Science Research Ever performed an experiment that “didn’t work”? Had to change your experimental plans last-minute? Besides being an unavoidable part of life – the year 2020 to date an acute reminder, uncertainty underlies much of science research. As a first year PhD student, I watched the following TED talk video (see below) as part of our cohort’s PhD Induction Day. The … Continue reading How to PhD Productively: The Ideal Research Scientist (Part 1)

Easy Recipe: Chicken and Pumpkin Gnocchi

Happy New Year dear readers! My first post of 2021 is a heart-warming, versatile lunch/dinner recipe that’s perfect for these winter days. What’s more, this chicken and pumpkin gnocchi is a quick and easy meal to rustle up… only takes 15 mins!! Ingredients: (Serves 2) 300g pan-fried pumpkin gnocchi (as previously mentioned, I’m obsessed with the La Famiglia Rana range. No pre-boiling required and ready … Continue reading Easy Recipe: Chicken and Pumpkin Gnocchi

In Review: Weeks 1, 2 & 3 of My PhD

If I recall correctly, the self-help bestsellers “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey and “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie both mention some type of weekly(?) review for personal effectiveness. For example, setting goals/results you wish to achieve and reflecting on, plus aligning, your current activities to meet those goals. By giving you, dear reader, week in … Continue reading In Review: Weeks 1, 2 & 3 of My PhD

First Week as a PhD Student! Starting a PhD During a Pandemic

What a hectic/super exciting/exhausting first week in my PhD! Some of you may have deducted this from my late post as I adapt to a new working schedule… I will try to return to a regular weekly post soon πŸ™‚ So, to bring you lovely readers up to speed: Around three weeks ago, I moved to my new home in London. (Seemingly bringing the cold … Continue reading First Week as a PhD Student! Starting a PhD During a Pandemic

Easy Recipe: Jackfruit Burgers and Spinach Gnocchi (Vegetarian/Vegan)

Hello dear readers! ~Welcome to the first post of Eat PhD’s “Easy Recipe” series!~ We’re opening with a SUPER FLAVOURFUL vegetarian/vegan recipe – jackfruit burgers and spinach gnocchi!! AIM OF THE “EASY RECIPE” SERIES is to showcase fast, simple recipes that are easy to prepare and cook. Perfect for when you’re busy or just feeling lazy but still want a decent, appetising meal that’s healthier … Continue reading Easy Recipe: Jackfruit Burgers and Spinach Gnocchi (Vegetarian/Vegan)

Connecting in the Time of COVID-19: PhD Freshers’ Week

As postgraduate/grad school students, we’re a bit late to the party (pun intended, not sorry πŸ˜›) – my PhD freshers’ fortnight week came to an end just last week. Spread over a fortnight, the Student Committee at my research institution ran a super fun program of remote social events… In this post, I’d like to share my experience of freshers’ week as a PhD student … Continue reading Connecting in the Time of COVID-19: PhD Freshers’ Week

PhD Induction Day: A Virtual Initiation into My PhD Program (& Blog Announcement)

Last week I attended a remote two-day induction into my PhD program. It’s been a long time coming since I received my PhD offer in January and had to defer my PhD start to the beginning of November. So much anticipation!! I’m super excited to be sharing this official beginning of my doctoral journey with you on Eat PhD πŸ˜€ Despite moving my PhD start … Continue reading PhD Induction Day: A Virtual Initiation into My PhD Program (& Blog Announcement)