Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Tamanna, Wildlife Conservationist researcher, currently focusing on identifying Asian Elephants.

A day in the life of Tamanna (Wildlife Conservationist researcher). Hi, I’m Tamanna from India. I am a wildlife conservationist and I currently work as a researcher in Pondicherry University. I’m interested in understanding how humans and wildlife interact with each other in human modified landscapes, particularly crop plantations such as tea and coffee. My current research deals with identifying […]

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My current self care strategies

I have wrote about the importance of self care in previous blog posts (including this one), and I think most of us know we should be looking after ourselves. However, life gets busy (particularly if you are a PhD student like myself), and it is often easy to forget about self care. Often it is not until you feel really […]

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Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Christine a 1st year PhD Student and ‘Scholar Culture’ blogger.

  A Day in the life of Christine (a 1st year social work and political science PhD student & blogger): Hey Scholars! I’m Christine. After finding my profession as a social worker, I have found my passion for helping other students, friends, and colleagues who are driven to succeed in academia. In some way’s higher education is out of date, […]

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What happens when one event changes everything?

What happens when one thing, one unbelievably crappy, unimaginable thing, changes everything? A couple of weeks ago I lost my partner who I had been with for eight years in an accident. I lost the person I was excited about spending the rest of my life with. I lost the person I had spent almost a third of my life up to this point with. I know that I don’t normally write personal blogposts, but I needed to write this one, not for you, but for me. Putting things on paper has always helped me. Plus, Jake was the one who encouraged me to start this blog, and I am determined to keep it going. And hopefully even keep it growing. Although I think that often the words that can be offered in these situations are unnecessary, the words I have found comfort in are quotes, as I think quotes have a way of summarising how I feel, maybe even better than I can myself. I was scrolling tumblr when I came across this quote: “it a curious thing, the death of a loved one… it is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things.”- Lemony Snicket This quotes resonates with me, because I […]

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