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.
Yo! It’s been a while since my last post unfortunately! >_< Something I have noticed in HK and from speaking to my seniors at Uni, is the very obvious hierarchy system that occurs in HK. In the UK, the line between a junior member of staff and a higher level one is sometimes very blurred.… Continue reading Seniors and hierarchy in HK
Wow, I can’t believe the first week went so quickly! It has been an eventful week, sometimes irritating, sometimes hilarious but by just this week alone I already know that my decision to come to HKUST is probably one of the best decisions I have ever made. Here is just a short summary of my… Continue reading First week of term at HKUST
Today was the first day of term, so whilst it wasn’t technically my first day at HKUST, it was the first official day. There are so many things I have noticed about HKUST that differs to Universities in the UK (Or more specifically Cardiff Uni). I can’t speak much for other universities but I reckon… Continue reading My First Day @ HKUST
I’m so sorry for not writing a blog in such a long time! I have been very busy settling into Uni and so haven’t had time for a proper sit down and write a post. I thought I would give a bit of an insight into how PhDs work in HK as it seems very… Continue reading PhD at HKUST- Its more than just research!
I have now been in Hong Kong for a little over a week and I’m finally starting to adjust. There were a few times over the last 10 days where I felt like perhaps I had made the wrong decision, that I wasn’t ready for such a big move, or that I needed to change… Continue reading From Cardiff to Hong Kong!
I was watching a show on Channel 4 about students the other day and I felt like it just showed that students did a lot of drinking and having sex. For those who aren’t into that sort of thing and are worried that they won’t fit in at university, I want to let you know… Continue reading Secret Life of Students?!