This guest post is written by Elizabeth Humphrys, who has recently completed her Masters Thesis. Her day job is investigating student complaints and misconduct at a public university. Here Elizabeth shares her thoughts on the feelings she experienced just before submitting. I submitted my Masters thesis in October 2010. I recently received the examiners’ reports … Continue reading Finishing with perspective (and without finding Oz)
In which I turn around an old favourite of mine to make a list of don'ts
This guest post is written by Magdeline Lum - Chemist, Metallurgist & Photographer, Master of Science Communication student and blogger. In this post, in honour of Valentine's Day, Magdeline tells us about her experience of dating a Thesis. I write this from my experience, and do so hesitantly, but at the same time it needs … Continue reading The Thesis wants what the Thesis wants…
This guest post is by Eva Lantsoght who is a PhD student at Delft University of Technology. Here Eva reflects on how knowing yourself is an integral part of developing effective working habits This post is inspired by a course for PhD students which I am doing, in which a small group of PhD students … Continue reading Doing a PhD is getting to know yourself
When my son was born I was obsessed with parenting books in the way only first time parents are. Most of the advice seemed to be on the subject of sleep. The sleep literature is extensive because babies are bizarre creatures who spend most of their lives fighting to stay awake. The cruel irony is, … Continue reading Are we big babies?
Drinking booze - compatible with the PhD life. Or not?
Squisy Scientist talks about getting the academic bonding process going