A new degree, and a new environment, perhaps even a new country, with no family and very little friends meaning no safety net in the uncharted territory? Doing a research degree which heavily relies on your original ideas and therefore, depends on your thoughts, effort, time management, and research skills, can indeed feel like a…
Doing a PhD can be one crazy ride and there’ll be things you learn along the way that you wished you knew about right at the start if only to make the ride feel a bit smoother. Jenny Mak shares some things that she wished she knew.
A healthy work-life balance. Many talk about achieving this phenomenon but what does it actually mean and can anyone ever truly have the perfect work-life balance? In the world of postgraduate study, being able to master this is one of many key aspects in successfully completing your journey without losing out on the world around…
If you find the messiness of your desk stressful, then this blog could be just for you! Sophie shares reasons to declutter your desk and how it might impact your work for the better.
PhD is a long process which requires focus, commitment, and dedication. It mainly consists of reading research literature, collecting data, doing analysis, writing and editing. This whole process is sometimes energy-draining and makes one demotivated. Here, Sajad comes up with some of his tips on how to relax, motivate and energize on your PhD journey.
While research brings its own set of obstacles and challenges, many of these can be expected and prepared for. However, during your research, life can throw things at you that you would have never predicted. Amy reflects on unexpected events during research and how to move past them.
Maroon, blue, forest green, mustard yellow… Jenny Mak reflects on how the colours that we choose to wear in our everyday outfits can be empowering for our roles as PhD and early career researchers.