Cafes are your best friend- I like to get to the city early before work to sneak in 1-1.5 hours of PhD work with a coffee. Stay back at work- I often spend an extra hour at work (4.30-5.30pm) working on my PhD. I am in the ‘work zone’ when I am at the office so I find I am […]
I’m Ellie Hurer and I am a structural biology PhD student at the University of Hertfordshire. I am researching a protein called S100P, that is implicated in Pancreatic cancer. I started my PhD straight from my undergraduate in Biochemistry, which I found to be a massive jump! I really enjoy my research but I also love my outside life. I […]
A few weeks ago my honours student asked to meet to discuss her options for next year. She wanted to know more about what a PhD entails and I realised during this chat how much my opinion of a PhD as changed from first year to fourth year. We spoke about the positives of a PhD, such as the flexible […]
I am such a sucker for organisations, I love spreadsheets and to-do lists, and finding new ways to stay organised. Since starting work full time while also trying to finish a PhD, I have been trialling new ways to stay organised. Google Calendar- Using a Google Calendar is great because I can log into it on my phone, work computer, […]
**In Collaboration** Working from home doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, it’s very easy for you to get in a solid routine while also boosting your productivity overall. Get Started as Early as you Can When you work in an office, you will have the morning commute to wake you up and have you feeling ready for the day […]
Featured ‘Day in the life of’ : Lily, PhD student studying the role of oxidative stress in the brain.
I’m Lily, a second year PhD student at Curtin University and the Perron Institute here in Perth, Australia. I study the role of oxidative stress in the brain in Multiple Sclerosis and neurotrauma. Most days, you’ll either find me in the lab or doing desk work, so I’ve tried to highlight a day where I got to do both! I’m […]
**In Collaboration** When it comes to living a more eco-friendly life, it is lots of little steps that add up to one big one. The best thing is that usually being more green and eco-minded means you are likely to save some money too. But it can be challenging to know where to start, so here are some tips to […]