Building a Network as a PhD Student
Much focus is given to networking in other industries, but it's often overlooked in academia. I discuss why networking is essential and offer some tips to demystify the process.
UPDATESTHE 93% CLUB
The New Research Director of The 93% Foundation
After two years of research consultancy with The 93% Club, I'm thrilled to announce that I'm the new research director for the charity! In this post, I'll explain what The 93% Club is, why it's so near to my heart and what research you can expect to see.
Why I love doing my annual review
While I wrote and submitted the paper for my annual review way back in May, busy schedules and a case of COVID on my part meant I only officially passed last week! While it can feel a bit overwhelming, here are three reasons why I love doing my annual review process.
A (Successful) Three Minute Thesis Competition!
I explain what "Three Minute Thesis" is, how it's judged and how I did my best to perfect my presentation (with some success!).
Health by Tech - Groningen
My first international conference!
Saying Goodbye to Students
A fond farewell to my 21-22 students and a reflection on everything they've taught me this year.
Top Tips for Writing an Academic CV
Writing an academic CV for the first time can be tough, but it's incredibly rewarding to see all of your achievements listed together. I've got 3 top tips to help with your writing and make the process easier.
Unrealistic Christmas List
A list of three things I've asked Santa for but won't be finding under my Christmas tree this festive season.
A Love Letter to Lattes
My permanent companion through early morning meetings and late-night marking alike, here I write a letter to my ever faithful love - coffee.
A Week in the Life of a (Lead) GTA
Teaching can be a big-time commitment when you're working towards your PhD. I kept track of my teaching-related work during an average week to give an insight into how much time it takes to be a GTA and how it fits around my other work.
Week 1 of Teaching
Whilst I'm not the biggest fan of 9am seminars, I'm excited for the start of the new academic year, the opportunity to lead seminars and meet a new cohort of students!
PHD IN A PANDEMICUPDATES
The Excitement of an Office
The excitement of being assigned an office space on campus and the realisation that I am truly an adult to be excited by that.
PHD IN A PANDEMIC
Starting a PhD in a Pandemic - The Positives
Every cloud has a silver lining - starting my PhD during the COVID-19 pandemic has at least three!