Anyone that knows me will know that I have a serious case of wanderlust. I am always looking for the next place I can visit and saving up for those flights and excursions to capture those photos & moments that will last a lifetime. But you all also know that I love science communication. Scicomm […]Read More Guest blog: My Summer as a Science Communication Intern
As I crept closer and closer to the day where I would have to wrap up all my experiments in the lab and then embark on the monstrous task of writing up my PhD thesis, I heard more and more stories about the negatives of writing but I quickly learnt that balancing work and play […]Read More 6 things I’ve done instead of writing my PhD thesis
Today marks one whole week since I handed in my PhD thesis! Happy anniversary to me 😛 It’s a huge milestone for any PhD student and something to be celebrated, to be proud of your accomplishment and embrace being done with writing. But it didn’t take me long to start feeling really weird…. I have […]Read More Ph.Done! … but why do I feel like this?
I’m starting off October with a BIG announcement! Are you ready? *drum roll please* . I SUBMITTED MY PHD THESIS!!! . After 4 years of research, 500 pages, 104790 words, 657 Western blots, faaaar too many PCRs, metabolism assays and failed experiments, billions of stem cells and countless late nights and weekends and finally after […]Read More Ph.Done! … but still not a Dr.
Have I convinced you that scientists some in all shapes and sizes, from all backgrounds and have all sorts of interests yet? Well, regardless of whether I have or haven’t, I love sharing the stories of inspiring scientists from around the world and highlighting the incredible things they are doing. So, without further ado, it […]Read More Scientist in the Spotlight. Mafalda A.
🎶It’s the final countdown!🎶 🎶Do do do do, do-do do do do!🎶 . Writing about having 8 months left, 6 months left and even 3 months left of being a PhD student, I always felt like I had loads of time left. But where the hell has all that time gone!? I am now just […]Read More A PhD update: 1 month to go!
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 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