Last week I was talking to a masters student who is thinking about doing a PhD- but who really isn’t sure yet. I wanted to write a post that might help those of you who are thinking about going on to study a PhD in the future- this is based on my experience– I hope it helps!
From the 21st to the 29th October Norwich holds the Norwich Science Festival. During these two weeks, activities, talks, and stands are run for all members of the public from kids to Grandparents.
It is an opportunity for scientists to take their work out of the lab and show to the public, to initiate debate with the public, and to show kids how cool science is!Continue reading “Norwich Science festival: SciComm conference”
Experiments not working? Data not repeatable? Never fear, follow these simple guidelines to ensure experimental success:Continue reading “10 tips for the superstitious scientist”
I love conferences- I have always enjoyed learning and listening about new science, so to be able to have a few days devoted to science and hearing about the science happening in other labs across the world is amazing.
Conferences are a really important part of PhD life- as they get you networking, and talking about your science to others. I have been lucky enough to attend a huge variety of conferences over the last 3 years- from the student run NoCASS at the John Innes Centre, to the Annual Science Meeting based in Norwich, to International conferences like Solgenomics.Continue reading “Conference Life”
This week me and my summer student got some interesting data. Her first thoughts were ‘oh no, what have I done wrong’- when I asked her about this I found that in her undergrad most of the experiments they do are designed to give perfect data all the time. If your data comes out bad- you have done something wrong. Science research however, does not work like this.
In this post I am going to share with you a few things I have picked up over my time as a PhD to do with SciComm- hope it helps! Please feel free to comment with any of your own tips 🙂Continue reading “Tips for Science communication”
Anxiety ebbs and flows. One week you can feel super chilled, and the next feel on the edge all of the time. This week I am on the edge.
After 3 whole months away from the lab, I have returned.Continue reading “The PhD Returns: Life after the internship”
Many of us doing a Science PhD will now be enrolled on four year courses, and as part of these courses you get the chance to do a 3 month internship.
Two of the most common PhDs formats in science are:Continue reading “The Internship”