Stuck at home trying to be productive? Missing the company of fellow researchers? Never fear! The Postgraduate Community Engagement Team and other services at the university have a wealth of options to keep you connected with your colleagues. Don’t be a stranger!
Are you new to the PhD environment in the UK? Do you come from a different educational system? If your answer to both questions is yes, then this post is for you. Throughout my education, I have been transitioning from one distinctive educational system to another. My primary education was at an Islamic school in…
In the second part of this blog post, Blanka explores more ways of fitting in, embracing new experiences, crossing your boundaries, and pushing yourself into uncharted territories. What could be just a small step for mankind is perhaps a giant leap for a man, and once it’s taken, it can truly make us stand out.
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…
A visit to an overseas institute can be a great opportunity to expand your network and experience life in a different country. It might even help to reduce your carbon footprint. Emily gives some tips on how and why to organise one, and how to handle it when you’re there.
You may find it hard to wind down and shut off from your research, but it’s so important to take some time to relax. Here, Amy suggests a couple of ideas for activities you might like to try as a break from research.
Words hold power, especially those that we use to introduce ourselves and our doctoral research to different audiences. Jenny Mak considers the implications behind the words that we select and their potential to direct our academic goals.