Guest blog: 5 tips to create a work/life balance outside of the lab

Guest blog: 5 tips to create a work/life balance outside of the lab

Back in April, you might remember that I was honoured to win two UK blog awards and from that I had the pleasure of being introduced to and meeting many more incredible and inspiring bloggers from around the country. One of those was today's guest blogger Gemma! I love having guest post on my blog [...]

10 reasons why lab life is actually awesome!

10 reasons why lab life is actually awesome!

Lab life & grad school have got a bad rep! Now, Iโ€™m by no means belittling the daily struggles a grad student, postdoc or any researcher might face. Trust me, itโ€™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 [...]

Science Christmas Challenge 2017 – The Winners

Science Christmas Challenge 2017 – The Winners

As a bit of festive science fun this year, I set you TWO challenges in a previous blog post and in an Instagram post! Challenge 1 was to come up with your own science inspired Christmas Carol & Challenge 2 was to show me your Christmas lab decorations - and I have not been disappointed. [...]

Wrapping up in the lab before Christmas

Wrapping up in the lab before Christmas

Just like Santa and his Elves are rushing around to get all the presents ready, it's the final week of lab work before Christmas and grad students round the world are also rushing around trying to finish off experiments and writing goals before the festive break! The organised amongst you are probably already winding down, [...]

Lets go Christmas Carolling – science style..

Lets go Christmas Carolling – science style..

Throughout the whole of November, whenever I have had the radio on in the lab, there has basically been Christmas songs on repeat! Now I'm one of those people that believe that Christmas cheer shouldn't start until December - bah humbug, I know! - especially as I'm a December baby too! But this week, I'm [...]