In search of more time

“Are there any other tricks you know which will reduce the amount of sleep I need each night, so I have more time during the day?” an old friend asks me. With only the slightest hint of a wry smile I respond: “That is not really how it works…”

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.  …

Your guide to a Digital Detox

Do you look at your phone first thing when you wake up and the last thing at night? Do you find it hard to resist logging onto social media whilst working? Then this blog could be just for you! Sophie shares her experiences of a digital detox and provides tips on how to decrease the…

Why you should book a holiday during your PhD

At this time of the academic year, you may be starting to think about planning a holiday. Sophie explains why taking a break is beneficial and why pushing yourself out of your comfort zone on your time off can help with your PhD. Moreover, it might just lead to the best work you do!

Sometimes, Working out Works

Advice for PhD students often revolves around avoiding procrastination. But what about students who find it difficult to pause or slow down? Gabriel García Ochoa shares a sincere account of how he keeps the “hungry ghost” at bay…

Challenging PhD Challenges

We talked about how challenging and stressful PhD experience can be, lets now talk about it making it more enjoyable less and detrimental to our wellbeing… When I first read Salma’s post on PhD challenges, I was nodding and mm-hmming at the screen with a crooked smile on face. Like all of us in the PhD boat, I have quickly become…

Living A healthy PhD Life

Personal health and wellbeing can be easily overlooked when you’re a PhD student, especially in your final years. U. Ejiro Omomake talks about living the healthiest life you can during your PhD journey…