PhD Update, September

It has been a long time since I wrote a PhD update blog, the last was in April  and a lot has changed since then…. mainly that I am now working full time which has obviously changed my PhD timelines a little bit. Between work, being sick, a few weekends away, moving house, and just trying to actually have a life, […]

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Featured ‘Day in the life of’ : Kate, PhD student researching the common cockle.

Hi, I’m Kate and I’m a second year PhD student in University College Cork (UCC), Ireland. My work focusses on the common cockle, a type of shellfish found in Europe. I’m trying to understand why cockles have been dying in large numbers, by looking at reproduction, parasites and things like weather. I received an undergraduate degree in Zoology, as well […]

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New Organisation Tips

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, […]

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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 […]

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