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The Recipe for Sweet PhD Success - Part 2

The Recipe for Sweet PhD Success - Part 2

There’s no sugar-coating it. A PhD is a big commitment that requires patience, determination, and an appetite for success! In the second of her brilliant two-part series, Dr Noelia D Falcon of the University of East Anglia shares her recipe for the perfect PhD experience.

By Dr Noelia D Falcon, University of East Anglia
Views: 1765
The Recipe for Sweet PhD Success - Part 1

The Recipe for Sweet PhD Success - Part 1

A PhD is no piece of cake, yet if you add the right ingredients at the right times, you might just whip up something truly satisfying! In the first of a two-part series, Dr Noelia D Falcon of the University of East Anglia shares her recipe for PhD success!

By Dr Noelia D Falcon, University of East Anglia
Views: 5995
Work Hard, Play Hard: Finding A Healthy Balance as a Scientist

Work Hard, Play Hard: Finding A Healthy Balance as a Scientist

Many scientists struggle to maintain a healthy work-life balance and it can feel like a mission impossible. In this guest blog, Bregje Christiaenssen of the University of Antwerp shares some useful tips to help you maintain the right balance while having some fun along the way!

By Bregje Christiaenssen, University of Antwerp
Views: 1778
The Life Scientists’ Guide to Applying for Postdocs

The Life Scientists’ Guide to Applying for Postdocs

So you’ve nearly submitted your PhD dissertation, but what next? If you’re looking to apply for a postdoc position, there’s a lot to consider. That’s why we’ve put together The Life Scientists’ Guide to Applying for Postdocs, containing fantastic advice from experienced scientists to help you take that next step on your life science journey.

By Sam Roome PhD
Views: 7454
Graduate School Funding: Advice for Science Students

Graduate School Funding: Advice for Science Students

Graduate school is a dream and aspiration for many science students, but the application process for financial support can be time-consuming and complicated. Vanessa Mwebaza Muwanga, a PhD candidate in Clinical Science & Immunology at the University of Cape Town shares valuable advice on research, planning and mindset to help maximise your chances of submitting a successful funding application.

By Vanessa Mwebaza Muwanga, University of Cape Town
Views: 1053
Under Pressure: Breaking Free from the Stress of Your PhD

Under Pressure: Breaking Free from the Stress of Your PhD

The pressure of a PhD can be all-consuming. As your thesis deadline looms, it’s easy to buckle under the strain of anxiety, imposter syndrome and outright exhaustion. Dr Noelia D Falcon, a senior research associate at the University of East Anglia, shares her experiences of coping with PhD pressure, and speaks openly about dealing with a period of grief during one of the most stressful times in her life.

By Dr Noelia D Falcon, University of East Anglia
Views: 6471
Mental Health & Wellbeing for Scientists: Support Pack

Mental Health & Wellbeing for Scientists: Support Pack

Here are some resources that aim to support your mental health and wellbeing, wherever you are in your scientific career...

By Sam Roome PhD
Views: 6184
Navigating the PhD to Postdoc Transition

Navigating the PhD to Postdoc Transition

The transition from PhD to postdoc can be a tricky one. To navigate the process smoothly it’s essential to make decisions and start planning as early as you can. Dr Heema Kumari Nilesh Vyas of the University of Sydney shares her PhD to postdoc story and offers 5 top tips to help make your transition as stress-free as possible.

By Dr Heema Kumari Nilesh Vyas, University of Sydney
Views: 3237
The Science PhD Survival Pack

The Science PhD Survival Pack

Whether you are writing up your dissertation, struggling in the lab, or a new PhD student, our Science PhD Survival Pack has resources to support you...

By Sam Roome PhD
Views: 9270
The Life Scientists’ Guide to Coping With Rejection

The Life Scientists’ Guide to Coping With Rejection

Most of us will face rejection at some stage in our careers, and while we can’t avoid it, we can choose how we cope with it. In our Life Scientist's Guide to Coping With Rejection, scientists from around the world share their experience of academic rejection, and how it ultimately shaped their careers...

By Sam Roome PhD
Views: 5701