To kick off 2022, we at the Warwick Library Blogs are thinking about new years’ resolutions. Most of us make them every year: eat less, exercise more, spend less money read more books. So, we were no different, and made some resolutions for the year ahead. By Ellie King “My New Years’ resolution is to... Continue Reading →
Throwback Post: Christmas and Your Mental Health
In this post Sophie shares her thoughts on looking after your wellbeing over the Christmas period. Christmas time can be full of food, fun, parties and spending time with your loved ones and family. With this in mind, Sophie offers some tips on how to look after your mental health during the festive season. How... Continue Reading →
The Procrastination Chronicles: Chipping Away at It
When things get too overwhelming, and that mountain you have to climb seems too high, too impossible, it may help to think of your challenges in little pieces, little instalments. In the second part of the Procrastination Chronicles, PhD student Lúcia explores the idea of dealing with burnout and procrastination by "chipping away at it".... Continue Reading →
The first rule of productivity? Don’t think about productivity!
This week, blogger Pierre talks about how to handle the dreaded task of getting enough things done. By Pierre Botcherby The best PhD advice I ever received, whilst a tad squiffy at a conference, was ‘so long as something gets done each day, it’ll be ok’. I’m sure we’ve all had days during our research... Continue Reading →
The Procrastination Chronicles: Eat the Frog!
Do you tend to leave things until the last minute? Do you stress about upcoming deadlines or postpone dreaded tasks? In this blog post, Lúcia delves into the frog analogy and how it can help tackle our procrastination. Procrastination is the root of all my evils. Sometimes it comes from a lack of organising skill,... Continue Reading →
Welcome to Warwick: Top Tips for Starting your PhD
It’s the start of the new academic year and that means the start of a PhD for some students. Congratulations! In today’s blog, blogger Lucia writes about her perspectives of starting a PhD at Warwick as an international student. Hear her top three tips for finding your feet. Socialise! For most of us, the PhD... Continue Reading →
Throwback Post! Transitioning from second to third year: Reflections and advice
Moving from second to third year of a PhD is a significant milestone on the PhD journey. Typically most PhD’s in the UK are around 3 years long and therefore the final year is a busy period! It can be a time of mixed emotions. Students may experience feelings of achievement alongside anxieties about deadlines,... Continue Reading →
OnTrack and Creativity: wellbeing through drawing
The continuing restrictions of the lockdown in the UK have frustrated many and put a strain on wellbeing. But creative activities, such as drawing and painting, have a proven positive effect on wellbeing. Giles Penman discuss the benefits of drawing which he, University of Warwick Wellbeing Adviser Janet Winter and other research students encountered in an OnTrack session earlier this term.
Staying Focused: apps and websites to help you concentrate
Struggle to stop procrastinating? Find yourself constantly scrolling through Twitter when you should really be working? If you want to get focused and keep concentrating, blogger Ellie has put together a list of the best websites and apps for just that.
Starting my PhD in a pandemic
Starting a PhD is a thrilling time, but it can also be daunting. What are some of the things one can do to make the beginning as smooth as possible? Manpreet Kaur shares some of the things she has got planned to keep organised and dive into the rich world of research.