Favourites; Mindfulness Planner

I got given the mindfulness planner for Christmas and it was such a lovely gift. The planner is made by the same people who create the wonderful Breathe magazine. The planner is an undated week to view with lots of additional pages including recipes, quotes, notes pages, and goal setting. It is a great little planner ! Check it out […]

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Favourites; Viva prep cards

My university is one of the first in Australia to introduce the verbal defence (Viva) aspect of the thesis, meaning that my PhD experience is more like many other countries in the world. My Viva is likely to be at the end of January / start of February, which is terrifying as it is only a month away now. A […]

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Featured day in the life of: Jordan, PhD candidate in human factors.

Hi everyone! My name is Jordan Rogers and I’m a PhD Candidate at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL. My degree is in Human Factors which is a blend of psychology and engineering and centers around informing product and system design through understanding human limitations and capabilities. My research and career interests involve optimizing medical device design and healthcare […]

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Weird aspects of academia

Academia is such a weird place, filled with weird traditions, weird rules, and weird experiences…. Like the fact that not only do you not get paid when you publish an article, you actually have to pay to get it published. Like the fact that you get employed by a university and often a key aspect of your job is winning […]

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Self-Care When Studying For Your PhD

** In Collaboration **  Anyone who’s ever done a PhD will tell you how all-consuming it can be. From the sleepless nights to all of the sacrifices, it’s easy to lose sight of why you’re doing it in the first place. Everyone goes through tough times with their PhD, but it’s important that you put your health and wellbeing first. […]

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Sell your PhD, Problem Solving

Since I started working in the industry 6 months ago now, I have realised how essential it is for us PhD students to sell our skills. Many industries highly value the skills that we acquire throughout a PhD, however many do not understand that a PhD provides such a wide variety of sought after skills. The first skill we should […]

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Featured day in the life of Megan, Education PhD student

Hi, I’m Megan and I’m a third year PhD students in Education at Edge Hill University (UK) (@megan_loveys on Twitter and @thatphdgirl_ on Instagram). I’m researching the assistive technology use by visually impaired students in one further education college. I’m interested in finding out the individuals experiences and perceptions of assistive technology and how they may experience challenges due to […]

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Feature day in the life of, Breann PhD candidate in nutritional biochemistry and molecular biology

Hey there! My name is Breann and I’m a 5th year PhD candidate in Nutritional Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (minor). This semester, I’m both working on my research and teaching a food science course as a first-time instructor! This means that my days are all over the map – a combination of wet lab work and bioinformatics alongside teaching labs, […]

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