I would love to tell you that PhD’s are easy and you just have to do your research, publish lots of papers and BAM, next thing you know you’re a distinguished professor in the top University. Unfortunately (as I have so recently discovered) this is most definitely not the case. I never thought it would… Continue reading It’s been an uphill struggle, but I’ve got my hiking boots on.
To grow as a person, we must question the way we do things, we must question the things other people ask of us and we must live outside of the comfort zone. We must make mistakes and learn from them, in order to be able to understand how to improve the way we do things, just like in research.
So I have had the the most awful day today. Just awful. So awful in fact that it made me cry- yes a 22-year old grown adult. Cry. I’m not going to go into the details but those of you that know me personally know that I have hated this year, hated it with a… Continue reading Hugs from dad are the best.
This week has been stupidly crazy for me. I feel like I’ve felt all of the emotions over the space of just a few days. I’ve been waiting for my PhD results for quite a while now and I eventually decided it has been too long and emailed my supervisors. One of them had thought… Continue reading All the emotions in the space of a week
I’m sure I’m not the only one that always makes an appointment with Dr. Google whenever I feel ill right? I’m not sure if its actually a good thing to have so much information on the internet that is so easy to find because whilst it allows us to gain more information, sometimes the information… Continue reading An appointment with Dr. Google
So… today, my project was going along well until we did one final thing just to double check that all of the data fits in and as an extra measure to prove that everything is correct. This final thing gave extremely unexpected results and has completely turned my project upside down. *Cries* My project is… Continue reading Chemistry- don’t underestimate the data…
I have finally finished my PhD Applications. YAY!!! *Dances around the room crazily* It only took me about 2 days to actually do the full application/uploading documents/filling in all the questions, research statements, research proposal. So why did it take me 3 months to actually finally get it done?! I would tidy the house, go… Continue reading PhD Research Proposal