I have a serious case of wanderlust! Any of you that know me or have been following me for a little while would have noticed that. I can often be found browsing the latest flight deals or creating dream travel boards on Pinterest during my 10 minute incubations in the lab. The background on my […]Read More 15 inspirational science day trips in the UK
As the Easter weekend comes to a close, perhaps you’re in a bit of a chocolate associated coma like me. Chocolate eggs have long been an icon of the celebration and the supermarket shelves have been overflowing with stock for months now with eggs in all different shapes and sizes – even an avocado shaped […]Read More Save our chocolate eggs! Can GMOs help?
My time as a PhD student is ticking away. It’s ticking away far quicker than I want it to be. It seems like only last week that I was writing and preparing my previous update at 8 months to go back in January. Now, the thesis submission deadline is at just 6 months! So, I […]Read More A PhD update: 6 months to go
Now, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE everything digital! Social media, photography, blogging and everything in between! After all it is what helps me to connect with all of you curious science lovers. But even for someone like me who always has some kind of tech on her, I don’t think you can beat cuddling […]Read More 10 science books that everyone can love & read
Embarking on the PhD journey comes with it’s challenges. It will push you physically, emotionally and mentally! But unless you’re lucky enough not to be on the most basic of PhD stipends, then it can stretch you financially too! Especially if, like me, you only get paid every 3 months! . Surviving on a stipend […]Read More How to earn some extra $$ during your PhD
February is a month all about the heart. So, in celebration I am bringing another feature in the segment I love; Scientist in the Spotlight. And this month I’m bringing a quick fire feature with an awesome researcher from Toronto, Canada. So, without further a do, I am thrilled to introduce you to Stanley Z. […]Read More Scientist in the Spotlight. Stanley Z.
Hello. My name is Soph and I am a STEMinist! . Growing up it was always going to be science that I was going to work in. But I wasnt aware of any female role models in the field that could inspire me or at least show me that girls can do science but this […]Read More #StrongerTogether. Why I love the Women in STEM community.
Lab life & grad school have got a bad rep! Now, I’m by no means belittling the daily struggles a grad student, postdoc or any researcher might face. Trust me, it’s tough! Pursuing a postgraduate degree in the life sciences is seriously draining physically, mentally, and emotionally. Hey, if getting a PhD and a career […]Read More 10 reasons why lab life is actually awesome!
One of my biggest fears is losing my memory. Not being able to remember adventures, experiences, feelings and moments; even faces! It just terrifies me. I think it must be one of the reasons why I am obsessed with taking photos and capturing moments in one frame forever! I’ve taken my digital camera with me […]Read More Why can’t you remember being a baby?
It’s 2018! I’m sure each and everyone of you is very aware of that but that means one thing for me! I finish my PhD this year! . I still don’t think that it has sunk in that I am a final year PhD student and I’ve been working on my project for 3 and […]Read More A PhD update: 8 months to go