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.
With the multiple pressures that PhD students face, workaholic behaviour isn’t uncommon in academia. Jenny shares three ways of cultivating work-life balance.
Finishing a masters and moving onto a PhD can be a very daunting experience, especially if you’re travelling to another country! Here, Amy discusses some of the lessons she’s learned over the course of her masters, and how they might help when undertaking a PhD.
Do you find it find it daunting to stay fit while working on your PhD? With endless to-do lists, it can seem impossible to find some time to think about own wellbeing and take steps to improve it. In today’s post, Sophie discusses why being active during your PhD can offer you many benefits.
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 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.