Hello readers! Just a quick blog to wish you all the happiest of holidays this season! The holidays can be hard on PhD students- taking a break doesn't come easy to all of us but you are absolutely allowed to give yourself a rest. Spend time with your family, friends, or pets, and be in the … Continue reading Happy Holidays from SGSAH!
If I could go back and give myself one piece of advice at the outset of my PhD, I’d tell myself to plan a trip, to plan lots of trips. I’ve known this from the start, but it’s only my recent trip to Oban and my upcoming trip to the Isle of Mull that has … Continue reading Plan a Trip: Destress, Recharge, and be more Productive
For the last week I have been away on a holiday/writing retreat in the Highlands, a chance to get away from Edinburgh and my usual daily routines, and focus on getting some solid chunks of writing done. In this post I am going to talk a little bit about the benefits of planning your own … Continue reading The [self-styled] PhD writing retreat
As I mentioned a couple of blogs ago, I’m in Shanghai right now, so wrote some posts ahead of time to keep you entertained, which means I’m weirdly writing to you from the past, imagining a future in which I’m eating tons of noodles. Since it’s a pertinent topic for me right now I thought … Continue reading Taking a Holiday During your PhD