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Work-life balance during a PhD

Work-life balance during a PhD

Doing a PhD is one of the most rewarding experiences in life. You get to conduct your own research, develop your skills, and ultimately become a doctor! Think back to when you were told that your application was accepted, and you were going to start the PhD position. I bet you were excited and nervous; I know I was! However, after starting your PhD, the excitement may fade and stress can start to ...[Read More]

Brown Dwarfs: Cloudy with A Chance of Earth’s Mantle

Brown Dwarfs: Cloudy with A Chance of Earth’s Mantle

The universe is made up of stars and planets but have you ever wondered if there is anything in between? This week, Laci Brock, a PhD student from the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, takes us on a journey into this murky region of stellar classification… Four years before the cult classic science fiction show Star Trek debuted on television in 1966, astrophysicist Dr. Shiv ...[Read More]

The most important aspect of your PhD: supervisor-student relationship

The most important aspect of your PhD: supervisor-student relationship

  There are many variables when applying for a PhD programme (country, system, length, funding, project, etc.). In regards to choosing a supervisor, I did my best to make an educated choice, and I really lucked out in terms of the people that I am working with. In the past 3.5 years, I have received scientific and professional support, mentorship, networking opportunities, creative encouragem ...[Read More]

The Sassy Scientist – When All Is Said And Done

The Sassy Scientist – When All Is Said And Done

Lena has just shown me her beautiful LaTeX thesis template, complete with chapter headings. Populating it with text and results isn’t so exciting so instead she is beginning to consider: How should I celebrate my PhD defence? Dear Lena, Once all the hard work of writing your thesis is done, you’re left with one task that may fall completely outside your experience – organising yo ...[Read More]