Keeping the Awe!

Hi readers! I am back from blogging dormancy... Your girl was busy 'Phd-ing' et cetera, et cetera... ūüėÄ I was recently introspecting about ways in which I can boost my motivation to do my PhD, especially at the times when I feel down and uninspired. Of course setting research goals such as publishing can definitely... Continue Reading →

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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