PhD: First day!

Today was a very big day: I started my PhD! I decided to write a quick post about how my first day went to give other readers some idea of what to expect if they're due to embark a PhD; there's nothing worse than having that awful 'fear of the unknown' feeling. 

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Preparing to start a PhD

In just over 6 weeks, I'm leaving my job as a research technician to begin my PhD at Exeter. Eeek! I've done a few things in preparation: I've secured a room in Exeter. I am still going to live in Bristol most of the time (we have a lovely apartment, I love the city, and my... Continue Reading →

Well hello there, PhD!

I've been a useless and not posted for ages, and actually, I have a good excuse. Firstly, I was whisked away to Paris by my amazing partner, and secondly, I decided to take a punt and apply for a PhD on water pollution at the University of Exeter.

Speaking at a conference…eek!

So I recently gave my first ever talk at a conference. Not the biggest conference in the world, but ~80 delegates felt like a lot when I'm used to speaking to an audience of around 25! I am pleased to say that I think the talk went pretty well. The audience engaged, I didn't see... Continue Reading →

Why more people should become tutors

Tutoring is great! Not only do you gain useful experience, but you also make decent pocket money while making a difference to your students. I started tutoring just after University, and it is something I intend to continue for the foreseeable future. Here are a few reasons why I think more people should do it:

Post-uni panic!

So I majorly freaked out after Uni. I think this happens a lot; exams are over (thank goodness), you've survived the procession at graduation, and then you're thrown into the world feeling completely unprepared.

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