Physically shaking – week 19 as a PhD student

Once again, a skill that I thought was overhyped in its importance has had a significant impact on me this week. I am talking about networking; as an introvert, this is a not a skill I enjoy nurturing. I mentioned last week that I had to give a presentation this week, it went okay. ItContinue reading “Physically shaking – week 19 as a PhD student”

Compulsory conference – week fifteen as a PhD student

I made a rookie error this morning; I took a peek inside my investment account, although it was up 7.4%, I still have the depressing feeling of knowing it will be many many years until I am financially independent of the system. Oh, how I wish a had become financially savvy and invested in theContinue reading “Compulsory conference – week fifteen as a PhD student”

Booking some time off – Week Seven as PhD student

Almost without fail, I plan to write these on a Friday and then forget about it until Sunday. So here I am on Sunday writing this to fulfil an obligation I have long lost sight of. At first, I thought I would do it to improve my writing skills, I am not sure if thereContinue reading “Booking some time off – Week Seven as PhD student”

Week one – Mediocre expectations

First of all, I think it is important for to me to explain the position I am in, and how it came to be. Just this year I graduated with a 1st class honours degree from the University of Reading. My degree was in Nutrition and Food science and I had a year in industryContinue reading “Week one – Mediocre expectations”

An unexpected PhD student

About this blog. Which, coincidentally┬áis a word I despise.   I will get straight to the point. I am a Ph.D. student in Food and Nutritional Sciences; I have got to this stage by largely ignoring writing as a skill. I felt as if my skills within science (maths, physics, etc.) were the most importantContinue reading “An unexpected PhD student”