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Undertaking a PhD is a long-haul and one of the key qualities you need is stamina. I’ve honed my stamina by running and long-distance walking. Each summer I’ve walked a…
From the diary of a "Viva Ninja"
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Taking a break from my PhD is something I don’t do often enough. Not because I can’t, but because I feel that I shouldn’t. This is something I am very bad at doing and…
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  • June 14, 2019
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Take a break from my PhD? You've got to be kidding!
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Hello world. I am still here. As in, still alive, still able to write, and still capable of posting on my blog. And I’m also still here. As in, still a PhD student,…
I'm still here, but the end is officially in sight
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My age insecurities, my natural shyness and tendency to use class time to its fullest has been working against me in terms of finding “my people.” I’m sure that I’ll…
An obstacle I didn't think I'd need to worry about
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This week is the culmination of almost 5 years hard graft, some very long days, long stretches without days off, and blood, sweat, and tears. It's graduation week! I was…
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  • June 14, 2019
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Graduation week is here: I did it!
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One of my papers has been recently rejected for the second time and this really affected me badly. Am I disappointed? Sad? Discouraged? Mad? I'm not really sure. The…
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  • June 14, 2019
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Trying to get published after a second rejection is heart-breaking
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This post expresses my frustration; as right now, I feel pretty tired. And my research students form a significant area of my concerns. I am an associate supervisor who…
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  • June 13, 2019
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I am a (very tired) rescue-supervisor
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November and early December were a bit of a blur for me. I found myself socially, physically, and mentally withdrawing from anything that wasn’t getting my work done…
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  • June 13, 2019
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Can't I just take a break?
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Ever wondered what a PhD student’s desk is composed of? Here, a graduate student will share with you the 16 most essential things that make up their desk.
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  • June 13, 2019
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What does a PhD student's desk look like?
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While I certainly would call myself a procrasti-baker in the most obvious sense of the word – I am certainly guilty of spending my time baking to avoid the mounds of…
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  • June 13, 2019
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