Before Choosing Your University

**In Collaboration**  You might be tempted to write down your first choice before you have even seen the campus. Because you think you know about the university, the culture, the location and the people. But the truth is unless you are choosing a university in your hometown, you probably don’t have as much knowledge as you think you do. So […]

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Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Steph, a 4th year veterinary student.

Hello everyone! I’m Steph and I’m a 4th year veterinary student in Australia. As you can imagine, my life currently revolves around animals, and when I’m not studying at university, I’m working at my local vet hospital, volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation centre, or teaching pig handling at the university farm. I’m currently working on a research project as part […]

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Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Emily, a PhD student studying epigenetic regulation in plants, and a disability in science advocate, and blogger.

Day in the life of Emily (PhD student & Blogger): I’m Emily May Armstrong, a 2nd year PhD Student at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. I’m studying epigenetic regulation of transcriptional networks in plants and how this impacts root system architecture in response to salt stress. I’m a disability in science advocate, and can be found blogging about my […]

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My first ever guest lecture

I was lucky enough to get offered two teaching positions this semester, which I have really enjoyed (even with all the craziness of life that has been happening). Then I was even luckier because I was asked to do an hour guest lecture for the sustainable tourism course that I teach for. I was so excited and nervous when I […]

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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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What would a PhD be without YouTube?

Sometimes, we take technology for granted and I think YouTube is definitely one of those things. Particularly if you are a PhD (research) student! If YouTube didn’t exist: 1) I wouldn’t know how to correctly export data from SurveyMonkey into Excel 2) I wouldn’t know how to graph in excel 3) I wouldn’t know how to clean my data 4) […]

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Another concentration playlist

One of my first blog posts (over a year ago) was a concentration playlist (check it out here- https://drofwhat.com/2016/06/13/concentration-playlist/), and I thought it was time to make a new one. One of the most important study tools is a good playlist! Liability- Lorde Anywhere- Passenger Cassidy- Brett Dennen Towers- Gretta Ray Mykonos- Fleet Foxes Runaway- Ziggy Alberts Dojo Rising– Cloud Control […]

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Introducing “Surface Book”

Unlike, much of the population I do not own a MacBook (I actually never, ever have). I have owned the Microsoft Surface range for a long time now and I keep coming back for more. I even recently upgraded to my favourite yet, the Surface Book. There was nothing mechanically wrong with my Surface Pro 3, aside from a temperamental […]

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