The Seasons of Academia.

One of the things I have learnt since joining academia as a PhD student in 2016, is that there are clear and distinct seasons within academia. Just like we do in our everyday lives, we have to move through these seasons, and sometimes this can mean enduring long and cold winters. Other times it means flourishing in extended summers (think […]

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Academia: The Ultramarathon

When you start a PhD, you are warned that a PhD is a marathon and not a sprint. But if we thought a PhD was a marathon, then academia is an Ultramarathon. Academia is the ultimate ‘quest for knowledge’ and there is always a next step, another publication, another grant, another conference, another step on the academic ladder. To succeed […]

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Musings on Imposter Syndrome

Ah, the big ‘I’ word. A PhD seems to be synonymous with Imposter Syndrome. Everytime I do a Q&A on Instagram or ask what kind of content people want to see on my blog, Imposter Syndrome is always mentioned. I have not posted much about it to date, mainly because I don’t really have any tips for overcoming it. However, […]

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