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Ada Lovelace Day 2015 #UoBInspired

I’m a Neuroscience PhD student at the University of Bristol and I’ve written this blog to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day 2015. Who or what inspired you? It’s impossible for me to select on person or event has inspired me to go … Continue reading

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Baking and the PhD

There appears to be something about doing a PhD that makes people bake. I’ve been ‘warned’ by several current and ex-PhD students that there will be a baking phase of my PhD. Perhaps it’s something about being constructive outside the … Continue reading

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Runner Up in the 2015 London Naturejobs Career Expo journalism competition

I entered a blog under the theme of ‘networking’ for the 2015 London NatureJobs Career Expo journalism competition and I was selected as one of 5 runners up. I worked with the editor, Julie Gould, to refine and publish my blog on the NatureJobs … Continue reading

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Blog for Alzheimer’s Research UK

It’s all been a bit quite on my blog for a while, though if you check out my twitter you’ll see that I’m still active and PhDing away. I’ve also written a blog for Alzheimer’s Research UK. I was attended last … Continue reading

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PhD – Philippine holiDays

Holidays are good. Travelling provides time to relax, experience new things,  see work from a different perspective and have fun! Due to these positive effects, I intend to take holiday time throughout my PhD. I had a 3 week holiday last month. I … Continue reading

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#ShareMyThesis and drawing my thesis

#ShareMyThesis I’m a fan of thinking about my work in different ways. It keeps the importance of the work fresh in my mind and challenges me to explain what I do in novel ways. Last month The British Library together … Continue reading

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How do I get lab experience?!

Without lab experience I definitely wouldn’t be doing my PhD. I wouldn’t have even considered it. I owe my enjoyment of science and research to a lot of people who have mentored and taught me, but it’s probably having the … Continue reading

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Referencing rage – EndNote vs. Mendeley (and RefWorks)

I officially started my PhD a month ago and was faced with the dilemma of which reference manager to use. I first came across Mendeley when writing up my undergraduate dissertation. It was the first manager I’d used, it was … Continue reading

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Any words of wisdom for a 1st year PhD?

I’m in the first week of my PhD. Before getting to this point I’ve made it through my degree and masters, completed research projects in 5 different labs and worked as a technician. I think I’m about as prepared as I’m … Continue reading

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Has getting a PhD changed?

I love science and as a result I’ve spent the last few years perusing a funded PhD studentship researching neurodegeneration. My effort has paid off – I have secured a place in a lab with a project I’m interested in, … Continue reading

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