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?
I think it’s time for me to introduce you to another #reallifescientist! I usually showcase PhD students or STEM professionals later on in their careers but I think it is about time I changed that to include scientists who haven’t even started a PhD and earlier for a completely different perspective on science careers. Today […]Read More Scientist in the Spotlight. Connor R.
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
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.
The start of a new year brings with it the setting of new goals and making new year’s resolutions. Perhaps your new year’s resolution is to eat more healthily and lose some pounds, or maybe it’s to quit smoking, or maybe get more active. Standard things to be honest, which got me thinking about some […]Read More Scientist in the Spotlight. Rachel S.
Today’s Scientist in the Spotlight is a face you might recognise if you have been following my blog for a while. Yes, one of my guest bloggers is back! So let me re-introduce you to Alice G. I have met a lot of incredible people in the science communication community through social media from around […]Read More Scientist in the Spotlight. Alice G.
Spotlight September continues on Soph talks science today with another incredible scientist role model from the world of astrophysics! This girl is a star – literally! One quote by Carl Sagan inspired her and got her interested in stars and galaxies, but also teaches us all that we are ALL stars! ‘The nitrogen in our […]Read More Scientist in the Spotlight. Amber R.
Soph talks science is now an award winning blog! Yay! . I was so flattered and overwhelmed to be nominated for the Versatile Blogger award by Sara who created neurotravels.com. I have never met Sara persoanlly, but I have loved following the start of her blogging journey and her adventures on social media. She is […]Read More The Versatile Blogger Award
Happy August science lovers! Sorry it has been a little while since my last blog post – I obviously had too much cake and bubbly celebrating my blog’s birthday 😛 But lab life has been very busy lately as I am trying to finish and package some results for my first publication. The problem is […]Read More Scientist in the Spotlight. Emma O.
Brains or beauty? Brains OR beauty? Why can it never be brains AND beauty? . I am not a morning person. But after hitting snooze a few times and finally pulling myself out of bed, I still manage to put on some make up before heading to the lab to get a step closer to […]Read More Feeling the BENEFIT of highlighting my face AND my study notes