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
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.
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
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
Marvel superheroes and their superpowers have brought me a lot of joy over the past few years. Not only am I often queuing for cinema tickets on the day of release to see the next installment in the Marvel Universe, but Marvel superheroes have often helped me in my missions to bring my science research […]Read More Is THOR the answer to curing cancer?
Happy New Year science lovers! *** New Year, time for a New You, right? As we ring in the new year, a lot of us make New Years Resolutions to try and better ourselves over the next 365 days. But most of those are long forgotten memories or thrown away ideas by the time January […]Read More Hello 2018: Setting New Goals
Wow! What a year 2017 has been for me! With only a few days left of the year and us all now being stuck in that awkward stage between Christmas and New Year, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to take a look back and reflect on what I have achieved this year […]Read More Looking back at 2017