When I first started my PhD I was searching everywhere for the things I needed to buy for my PhD journey. I'm a little bit obsessed with stationery and I love any excuse to go out and buy some. I thought I would share some of my favourite stationery bits that have gotten me through … Continue reading Useful stationery for your PhD
During my youth I was an incredibly shy person. I would rarely make conversation, never volunteer an answer in classes and the idea of small talk absolutely terrified me. So, when I went to my first conference as a PhD student, I felt incredibly overwhelmed. I would often just wander around by myself, attend talks … Continue reading Overcoming Anxiety at Conferences
Ever since I was little I have always wanted to be a teacher - although an odd dream for a child to have - I was adamant it was what I wanted to do. I would "play" school with my friends and would give them notepads to write in, I even had a whiteboard in … Continue reading Finding what I wanted to do with my life: Journey into Teaching and Research.
The idea of writing for journals has been incredibly intimidating to me. As I mentioned in my post on getting published, my first publication was to an open access journal where I was able to meet with the editor and get his thoughts on my work, as well as the second reviewer, rather than going … Continue reading Writing for journals; thoughts of an early career researcher
Star Rating: 3/5 Title: Dear Killer Author: Katherine Ewell Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Pages: 359 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers and Young Adult Purchase Rule One—Nothing is right, nothing is wrong. Rule Two—Be careful. Rule Three—Fight using your legs whenever possible, because they’re the strongest part of your body. Your arms are the weakest. Rule Four—Hit to … Continue reading Book Review: Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell
Literature reviews. Some people really love doing them, some people absolutely despise them. If you have never heard of a literature review before, this is essentially a critical analysis of work which has already been published on a particular topic. Literature reviews are often used as a summary of work which has already been conducted … Continue reading Tips for Writing Literature Reviews
Procrastination. A word that is used very often in academia, especially when it comes to writing. I'm definitely guilty of procrastination and I thought I would share some tips that I use to keep myself on track. 1. Have a routine. Okay, so I definitely could be better at this and I think I will … Continue reading Procrastination on a PhD – Tips to get you motivated