A good support system is essential when facing the rigorous challenges of a life science PhD. In this great new guest blog, Dr Amber Jones of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA, shares her gratitude for the support she received on her PhD journey, and the value of meaningful mentoring.
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The path to PhD success is rarely a smooth one, with most students facing unexpected setbacks at some point along the way. Guest blogger Samuel Dada gives an honest account of his PhD highs and lows, and shares the importance of maintaining a positive mindset for academic success…
Becoming a parent is a life-changing experience, so how do graduate students balance the challenges of parenthood with the demands of a PhD? Laura Geben of Vanderbilt University, USA, shares her 10 top tips for not just surviving, but thriving as a trainee-parent.
It’s normal to feel nervous about defending your PhD thesis, but there’s a lot you can do to make the experience less stressful. In this guest article, Dr Stacey Bedwell of King’s College London shares some top viva tips from her forthcoming book, ‘How to Excel in Your Doctoral Viva’.
The Hello Bio blog is five years old and we’re celebrating by taking a look back at our ten most popular articles of all-time! From fun science memes to PhD productivity… these are the most viewed blogs from our first five years of online publishing!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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...