Pre-Presentation pep talk

Hi readers! Since the last post a lot has happened! I went on holiday to Greece and moved into a new house when I got back.  Also, some good news- I'm now part of the Science Innovation Union as their Editor in Chief. The SIU was founded in Oxford and has already expanded to London,... Continue Reading →

Overcoming Instrument Stress

One bad experience with a scientific instrument can make it a stressful experience using it every time afterwards. That summarizes my relationship with a particular microscope in my department. This  transmission electron microscope (TEM) requires a slow, steady and cautious sample input/output procedure. During one training session, I'd been warned that poor handling of the... Continue Reading →

Digging for information- PhD reading

First things first, you are probably wondering why there's a pug digging into the sand at the beach in this article's feature image. The dog's actions are a metaphor for my PhD reading and the background beach is... just a calm setting that invokes peaceful emotions that counter the other PhD induced existential crisis feelings... Continue Reading →

the PhD Cook

I want to cover something more lighthearted this week so the  topic is..... food! Glorious food. More specifically,  I want to share how the longer hours and stresses of the postgraduate academic life have changed my cooking habits and meals. Not to spoil anything, but I'd say it's not a bad direction. There are two... Continue Reading →

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