With term three in full swing, a lot of the university is gearing up for final exams and handing in dissertations. But what is research like when you have to spend time in a research laboratory? Amy shares her experiences of working in a lab during term three, and her tips on staying motivated…
Demonstrating is filled with new challenges and experiences for postgraduates, Pippa talks about more of the unexpected scenarios she found herself in and what followed.
At this time of academic year, many doctoral researchers in their first year of study are preparing for upgrade review. As a second year PhD student (one that survived the upgrade process!) Sophie has provided some tips to help you best prepare for your upgrade and take the next step in your PhD.
Starting a PhD comes with certain hopes and expectations, but the journey itself can bring some completely unexpected ups and downs. Here are some of the surprises Maria encountered, and what they taught her.
During a PhD, you are strongly advised to take part in demonstrating and teaching. Great for your portfolio. But what does it entail and what should you expect? Here, Pippa talks about some of the things she found during her first ever set of practical demonstrations.
We all encounter obstacles and disappointment while conducting our research, but it’s important to look for help when we need it, and use these experiences to learn from our mistakes. Amy gives some advice for when your research isn’t quite going to plan…
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.