PhD students are an interesting cohort. At our university the average age of a PhD student is 36, which means you can safely bet that most students have some family responsibilities - either to a spouse, elderly parents, animals or children. Parenting is challenging for PhD students because, in addition to the caring work that … Continue reading Parenting through a PhD (or 5 ways not to go completely insane)
A friend of mine tells the story of her first day as a PhD student with equal parts amusement and horror. One day she had a busy life as an academic, working with a wide range of students and colleagues, the next she was a PhD student who just had to hand in a thesis … Continue reading The loneliness of the long distance thesis writer
@thetokenlefty was freaking out about his confirmation presentation - so I wrote this post to reassure him
The procrastination fairy has sprinkled you with her can't be bothered dust - what to do?
The incredible hulk complex - too much thesis, too little shirt. Here's some ways to tell when your topic is not too green and muscly for comfort
Want to write a winning grant application? The Whisperer rethinks the problem in a non listy kind of way.
Addicted to email? You need a system darling.
The post where I get conflicted about ambivalence.