Reflecting on why I choose a PhD

  When I first starting blogging I wrote a post about why I choose to start a PhD (https://drofwhat.com/2016/06/01/why-a-phd/?iframe=true&theme_preview=true). I wrote this post when I was 6 months into my PhD and in the proposal stage of my research, so everything was still quite new. Now that I am (almost ‘half way’) I thought it was time that I reflected on […]

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Featured ‘day in the life of’: Laura, PhD student researching human hair follicles

This is a new segment on Dr.Ofwhat where we will feature different PhD students, researchers, students, and people in a diverse range of other careers day to day life, in a guest ‘day in the life of post’. The first featured ‘day in the life of’ post is from Laura who created the blog http://hairwonderfulday.com/ A day in the life of Laura […]

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How to prepare for a long(ish) presentation.

Oral presentations terrify many of us. Even confident extroverts would often avoid presenting a long speech- but in many subjects, university courses and careers, public speaking is an important component. This is particularly true in academia… I mean we have conference presentation in front of hundreds of people. I already have nightmares about my first conference, although it will probably […]

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