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Welcome to British academia. First challenge: introducing yourself
You & your PhD

Welcome to British academia. First challenge: introducing yourself

Names are important, even more so when you are an aspiring researcher. Marta writes about her experience in academia. –So, what’s your name? –It’s Marta. –Oh, Magda! I have a friend… –No, that would be another popular Polish name. But mine is Marta. –Manga? Well that sounds Japanese! –No, actually it’s Marta. M-A-R-T-A –Oh! Ma-ta! –You … Continue reading

Why I decided to teach during the PhD
You & your PhD / Your views

Why I decided to teach during the PhD

Thinking about teaching during your PhD studies? Desiree reflects on her experience… Sometimes images convey meaning better than words. I had first written the introduction to this blogpost in perfect academic style: for those of you contemplating teaching during your PhD, this post will outline the advantages and disadvantages of taking up teaching. But while … Continue reading