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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Why social media is good for science

"You simply must have an online presence" - Karen Peterson (Director of Scientific Career Development, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre). There are many pros and cons surrounding social media, and it has often faced controversy due to privacy issues and cyber bullying. There are undeniably a LOT of disadvantages to social media, and I believe that... Continue Reading →

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 →

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:

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