The PhD Experience

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How to keep up with extreme Tech-routines when you are a ‘Non-Tech’ person

The ongoing pandemic and the consequent necessity of remote working have invasively brought technology into our lives – much more than we were used to. If an year ago the use of virtual platforms could be a choice, now we… Continue Reading →

A New Year for everyone: Pubs and Publications’ Changeover

| By Giovanna Pasquariello 2021 marks a changeover for Pubs and Publications. With our former Chair Tim Galsworthy leaving the Committee, the blog is now entirely run by new and newest recruits. I am honoured to take Tim’s place as… Continue Reading →

Letter to my Thesis

Dear T., I have been thinking of you for a while. Are you thinking of me as well? It seems like yesterday when we first met, and yet a whole year has gone, the weeks sliding down each other. I… Continue Reading →

What’s going on next academic year?

By Giovanna Pasquariello | So, lockdown is in easing course. Step three began on the 4th July in the UK. Pubs, restaurants and hairdressers are permitted to open with social distance measures in England. Scotland entered phase three: non-essential shops… Continue Reading →

“So, when are you going to be ready to travel?”

The outbreak of COVID-19 coincided with me travelling abroad to undertake data collection. Flights were cancelled, timelines reformatted. I’ve spent the last few months scouring every resource I can access in order to maintain some sort of momentum. And now,… Continue Reading →

Annual review, now: reviewing your academic year during a pandemic

The Covid-19 outbreak disrupted our routines, this is something we all know now. We also may have got used to it and to the idea of adaptation. Nevertheless, as PhD students, we must meet some institutional obligations. Expectations might be… Continue Reading →

Listing the “easiest unis to get in to” and the paradox of an inclusive academia

By Ellis Mallett |   Having recently read a tweet by an editor of “Wonkhe. Home of the UK higher education debate” which listed the easiest universities to get into by average UCAS points, I was left wondering about his… Continue Reading →

The Art of #stayinghome

By Giovanna Pasquariello ǀ Week 6 of lockdown. Another intriguing anthropological survey requires to be carried out. Now more than ever people need answers to important questions, such as ‘When will it be safe to go out?’, ‘Are synthetic biologists working… Continue Reading →

Parenting and PhD

By Linsey McMillan | PhDs are hard work. Even when you feel very passionately about your subject and are well supported by colleagues and supervisors, undertaking a research degree can feel like a blind leap of faith. And always looming… Continue Reading →

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