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Technology can be overwhelming

By Séveric Yersin | Sometimes, technology can be overwhelming.  I once looked around me while working from home. I was surrounded by hi-tech gadgets. Laptop, monitor, smartphone, tablet, e-reader, headphones, wireless devices, and so on: technology was everywhere. I realised… Continue Reading →

‘Go with the flow’: why a PhD is like a river.

By Daniel Adamson | Neither metaphors nor similes tend to carry much weight in real life. With respect to both Roman Keating and Forrest Gump, knowing that life is a rollercoaster or like a box of chocolates is unlikely to… Continue Reading →

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 →

Three approaches to doing research whilst managing anxiety

By Sabrina Islam | I have had anxiety disorders since I was an early teen. Being completely uneducated on the topic of mental health, I simply accepted this as a character flaw, or maybe even a hallmark of academic achievements…. Continue Reading →

The Ups and Downs of Editing in Isolation

By Megan King | When I had the opportunity to work on campus regularly, working from home felt like a luxury. The routine of teaching face-to-face then returning to my shared office to attempt an afternoon researching and writing seemed… Continue Reading →

Five expectations a good supervisor should have.

by Craig Lennox| New terms have started at universities all over the world and many new PhD students are trying to get their heads around what they have signed up to. One thing that can feel daunting is developing a… Continue Reading →

Balancing teaching and a full-time PhD: 4 tips to get you through this semester

By Ellie Ralph | I am now entering my fourth year of teaching and the second year of a PhD. To balance both at the same time is difficult, but it is possible. I have put together some tips below… 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 →

The PhD Game V2.0

By Ian Inman |   The PhD journey can be a pretty daunting experience with lots of twists and turns along the way. During my time as a PhD student, I came up with the ‘PhD Game V2.0’ as a tongue-in-cheek… Continue Reading →

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