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.
So, you might have noticed that recently I took a little digital detox. I stepped away from social media for a little while for various reasons – I felt huge pressure to be posting daily to keep up engagement and trying to grow my following which led me to take some shortcuts that I am […]Read More Things I learnt about myself during my digital detox.
Okay – so I still cannot believe I am saying this but I won not just one but TWO UK Blog Awards! Regular readers of my blog will remember that back in December I was asking if you would all vote for Soph talks science in the Education category for the UK Blog Awards 2018 […]Read More I won a UK Blog Award!
With each passing week, I am edging nearer to the end of my PhD journey. I have learnt so much along the way about stem cells, about myself but also about being a PhD student over the past four years almost. So, I thought it would be great to go way back to the beginning […]Read More 15 tips for nailing your PhD application
I’ve said it before and I will definitely say it again. ‘Being a scientist is not just one thing’ . Deciding what to do next after the PhD is something that is stressing me a little because, well, I don’t know what I want to do. Over the last year or so as I’ve started […]Read More Why leave the lab bench & start a career in scicomm?
My time left as a PhD student is in the series of months now. Months! Not years! Months! I don’t know where the time has gone. It feels like only yesterday that I was only half way through and still had 2 years’ worth of research to go. But as well as finishing up in […]Read More Pondering life after the PhD
Have you ever thought about starting your own blog? Or maybe you’ve just started and are looking to build? Or perhaps you have been doing this a little while now and just want to learn some new tricks to keep your content fresh? If any of those questions appeal to you then maybe this new […]Read More 6 tips for wannabe bloggers: [Science Blogging 101]