We need to talk about disability and chronic illness during the PhD

This post is by a Phd student who would prefer to remain anonymous. As we go through life (and for many of us, go through a PhD), we naturally accumulate adversities. When a new hardship rolls around I tend to respond in three steps: Step 1: Grieve. All seven stages. Step 2: Find a community … Continue reading We need to talk about disability and chronic illness during the PhD

Can you hear me?!

While we’re talking about public speaking, can you spare a minute to think about people with hearing impairments? Last week, here in the UK, was Deaf Awareness Week (2nd - 8th May).  I normally talk about researchers and  libraries on this blog, but since I have a minor hearing impairment I have a vested interest in this event. … Continue reading Can you hear me?!