11 things every new PhD student should know

I started my PhD nearly a year ago now, and the time has absolutely flown by. With many people setting out to start a PhD in September and October it made me think about what I have learned this year, and the top tips I would tell anyone about to embark on a PhD in…Read more 11 things every new PhD student should know

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6 things that happen when you take a four-month break from your PhD

From mid-September until mid-December last year I was on an internship in science policy. Once you count the conference at the start of December and the Christmas holidays, I was left to return to the lab this January after a four-month break. The aim of my internship was to experience the world outside academic research,…Read more 6 things that happen when you take a four-month break from your PhD

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7 reasons to tweet at conferences

At a recent conference I was asked why I was tweeting so much, and I felt a blog post coming on! Tweeting during scientific meetings can have several benefits both for your current research and future career. It’s easier now than ever to get online at these events. Most conference venues have wireless internet, and it’s completely…Read more 7 reasons to tweet at conferences