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 […]
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 […]
It has been a while since I have posted a PhD thoughts post- check out the last one here….. “I needed to stop doing my PhD full time so badly” “I will be able to work on my PhD before and after work and on the weekends…easy peasy” “So this is what work outside of academia is like…..” “I don’t […]
Hi everyone, I’m Zoya (click here for instagram) and I am currently a Biomedical Science student about to begin my third year of undergrad this September! Throughout my second year of study I’ve had the opportunity to learn about a whole range of subject areas from pharmacology to molecular biology to human anatomy. My day to day tends to differ […]