Mental health is an ever growing concern with PhD students and the increasing demands on them. Thankfully more and more grad students are opening up about their mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, and tackling them, but today I just wanted to talk about PhD guilt. Looking back over my four years in […]Read More Is the PhD journey just one long guilt trip?
August already?! How? Just how!? But that means I have been out of the lab and writing full time for 4 weeks already, but it also means that I am handing in my PhD thesis next month! Okay – I hadn’t thought about it like that until I just typed that and now I’m stressing […]Read More ThesisLife: 4 weeks down, 8 weeks to go
I think it’s time for me to introduce you to another #reallifescientist! I usually showcase PhD students or STEM professionals later on in their careers but I think it is about time I changed that to include scientists who haven’t even started a PhD and earlier for a completely different perspective on science careers. Today […]Read More Scientist in the Spotlight. Connor R.
Okay… spoiler alert! WE ARE ALL GETTING OLDER! Alright, I guess we all knew that no matter how much we are trying to avoid it. In our ongoing quest to look more youthful with all our anti-wrinkle creams and hair dyes to cover up those grey hairs, have you ever wondered why we age in […]Read More Why do we age?
Happy birthday to me. Happy birthday to me. Happy birthday to Soph talks science. Happy birthday to me. . . Another trip around the Sun completed. A huge 940,000,000 km travelled in 365.25 days at a ridiculous speed of 30 km/second. That’s as many seconds that are in 29.8 years! And in the time it’s […]Read More Soph talks science turns 2!
I have kissed goodbye to those long days in the lab as a PhD student, which at the moment I am SO grateful about! Why? Well, I’m not gunna lie but those last few weeks, months perhaps, were tough! I worked my ass off to finish everything up in time for me to leave the […]Read More A day in the life of a PhD student. The Final Year edition.
It only seems like yesterday that I got home from my PhD interview. A two and a half hour drive back to literally walk through the door and my phone starts ringing. A phone call from my now PhD supervisor offering my my PhD position. Now – I only have three months left before I […]Read More A PhD update: 3 months to go
What are you passionate about? I am really passionate about breaking down the barriers between scientists and the public and inspiring everyone to always be curious and embrace their inner scientist. This year I’m pushing myself out of my comfort zone a little – no, A LOT! – and getting involved in some science outreach […]Read More Scientist in the Spotlight. Helena P.
Pint of Science 2018 is all over. But right here in Southampton our festival was a huge success with a complete sell out of all our tickets. This is the first of two posts I want to write about this year’s festival and to continue celebrating the awesome research that is being done on your […]Read More 7 awesome things I learnt at Pint of Science 2018
What is it like to work in STEM? That’s science, technology, engineering and maths. I have shared insights into the careers of those in science, technology and engineering throughout my Scientist in the Spotlight series, but I haven’t really celebrated the maths side of STEM. Until now! I have never been very good at maths. […]Read More Scientist in the Spotlight. Ivana.