A day in the life of a PhD student. The Final Year edition.

A day in the life of a PhD student. The Final Year edition.

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 [...]

A day in the life of a PhD student. The Scicomm Edition.

A day in the life of a PhD student. The Scicomm Edition.

I talk about science ALOT - if you haven't noticed! And I like sharing insights into what I do in day to day life as a scientist - so I started this 'A day in the life of a PhD student' series on my blog. Now - I rant and rave about how different every [...]

A day in the life of a PhD student. Chapter 5.

A day in the life of a PhD student. Chapter 5.

As a PhD student, I often get asked the question 'So what do you do?' A simple enough question. A simple enough answer of 'I research embryonic stem cells and how they use oxygen concentration and glycolysis, a type of metabolism, to stay as stem cells'. But sometimes I then get asked 'No! I mean [...]

A day in the life of a PhD student. Chapter 3.

A day in the life of a PhD student. Chapter 3.

Christmas is over and now it's time to head back to studying, researching and working! That daunting early morning alarm that you haven't heard for weeks, cold and wet mornings combined with spending too much time on my first day back in the freezers is not something I want to be doing to try and [...]

A day in the life of a PhD student. Chapter 1.

Since my I won my first science prize!!! …. well sort of! blog post all the way back in February, I've actually won a science prize! It was another three minute thesis competition - but it was the actual university- wide competition where I won the audience prize within my Faculty's heat- so I must have some [...]