We are all guilty of naming documents ‘chfbhfgb’ when we just want to get out the office after spending 12 hours straight there. Or just saving everything as ‘New’, ‘Newer’, and ‘Newest’. The time to kick these habits was when you started your PhD, but that ship may have sailed, so the next best time is now! As PhD students, […]
In previous blog posts, I have wrote about how celebrating the small stuff is really important whilst working on your PhD (or doing any job or university degree for that matter!). Waiting only until you achieve big tasks (like finishing a PhD) to celebrate will lead to burnout. Here is five ideas for how to celebrate the small stuff: Knock […]
I have been lucky enough to land numerous casual contracts this study period which are keeping me very busy. Working for multiple courses can be challenging because you need to stay on top of various deadlines simultaneously. I explain my organisation techniques in more detail on the YouTube channel. Day to View Diary. I use my day to view diary […]
If you are needing some playlist inspiration to get you through those long writing hours, here you go. Liability- Lorde Anywhere- Passenger Cassidy- Brett Dennen Towers- Gretta Ray Mykonos- Fleet Foxes Runaway- Ziggy Alberts Dojo Rising– Cloud Control Coastline- Hollow Caves Click here for the PDF version of the Playlist #1.
Hello, my name is Meriem and I have recently finished my PhD! I passed my viva with minor corrections which have been approved a few days ago – the PhD was (and still is) a rollercoaster of emotions. My research is on twenty-first Young Adult Gothic literature. I examine how notions of Otherness, shifting boundaries, and gender are represented and […]
I have wanted to get back into YouTube for a while now as a way to continue to grow drofwhat and also show PhD and lifestyle related content in a different way. Check out my first video for a long time and subscribe to the YouTube Channel.
It is time for the next blog in the ‘operation gtfo’ series. When you are nearing the end of your thesis you need to start writing those pesky introduction chapters. We often put these off for as long as we can because a) we have lots of other things that need to be done and b) we don’t want the […]
** In Collaboration** As a student, it’s quite easy to stay optimistic about your grades at the beginning of the term. You have an entire year to do well, in any way, and as long as you put your mind do it you can surely do anything. While this is true, it is way too easy to lose that spark […]
I am 1 and a half years into my PhD, which technically means i’m half way, although with the amount of work I have to do it definitely does not feel like that. Due to time going so quickly, and me being lucky enough to get the opportunity to teach this semester, whilst also maintaining my other volunteer roles, my […]
For many students I am sure spending hours on end studying is not on the top of your list of favourite things to do, and this is probably even truer during busy periods such as exam time or the thesis writing stage. During these busy periods it is really easy to loose motivation, however one way that I find I […]