Have suitcase, will travel! #Conferences #PhD #perks

There are times when I lament how hard it is to do a PhD: countless hours writing and thinking that I no longer know what I’ve written or think anymore. Or the constant worry that no-one will be interested in my research when, and if, I ever finish this d@%n thesis! But when I feel like that, I try to shake my focus from my #firstworldproblems and start concentrating on what is great about doing a PhD- conferences! Continue reading

PhDs and the Art of Zen

I could have called this post “Zen and the art of PhDs”, discussing spiritual philosophy and how you can apply it to improve your practice of studying for a PhD. But instead I am going to focus on how you can develop a useful practice that can be applied to your life through the necessity of managing PhD study. And while it’s called an ‘art’- you don’t need to become a master- it is a practice in progress.

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