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My PI & I: What Makes A Good Student-Supervisor Relationship?

By Karolina Farrell 18 days ago 6648 Views No comments

Once you’ve found a supervisor that you want to work with, it’s important to make sure that you can communicate well with them. Whatever your research area is, your supervisor should be able to support you and your learning while also challenging you to ask questions you haven’t thought of before. Here, our guest blogger Karolina Farrell shares her advice on how to achieve a good working relationship with your supervisor.

Public Engagement: Why Bother as a Scientist?

By Soraya Meftah, University of Exeter 28 days ago 37338 Views No comments

What is public engagement? What can it look like? And why should you, as a scientist, care? Our fabulous guest blogger Soraya Meftah has the answers...

“I can’t believe they’re letting me write this blog”: Imposter Syndrome, Science, and the Rest of the World

By Brittany Berdy, The Rowland Institute at Harvard, USA 1 month ago 7851 Views No comments

Do you ever feel like a fake or a phony? Ever feel insecure and doubt yourself, often despite evidence to the contrary? Then read our blog post on Imposter Syndrome, by the amazingly talented Brittany Berdy...

Why Scientists Need Great Mentors

By Stuart Maudsley, Group Leader of the Translational Neurobiology Group and Adjunct Department Director of the VIB Center for Molecular Neurology at the University of Antwerp 1 month ago 12108 Views No comments

Why are mentors important for scientists? What makes a great one? Read this illuminating article by our inspiring guest blogger Stuart Maudsley, Group Leader of the Translational Neurobiology Group and Adjunct Department Director of the VIB Center for Molecular Neurology at the University of Antwerp.

To Science, or Not To Science? Alternative Careers For PhDs

By Lucka Bibic, School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia, UK. 1 month ago 6986 Views No comments

Contemplating life and a career after a science PhD can be daunting - do you stay in academia? Do you even stay in science? Our wonderful guest blogger Lucka Bibic shares her thoughts...

The Life Scientist’s Guide To Promoting Yourself and Your Work

By Sam Roome 1 month ago 5594 Views No comments

Promoting yourself and your work is an important part of any life scientists’ career, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy. To help get you started, we’ve put together The Life Scientist's Guide to Promoting Yourself and Your Work. We hope it gives you the tools and know-how to get your research heard, and the confidence to get out there and share your brilliance.

Tips for Poster Presentations at Scientific Meetings and Conferences

By Nina Lichtenberg, UCLA 2 months ago 8457 Views No comments

Do you have a poster presentation looming? Read some top tips from our fantastic guest blogger Nina Lichtenberg, ideal for PhD students and post-docs looking to deliver that perfect poster!

Tips for Oral Presentations at Scientific Meetings and Conferences

By Nina Lichtenberg, UCLA 2 months ago 3885 Views No comments

Conference presentations may be daunting - but it is a skill that can be honed just like any other. Our expert guest blogger Nina Lichtenberg, has shared her advice on nailing that pitch perfect presentation.

The Importance of Science Communication

By Chinmaya Sadangi, University of Toronto 2 months ago 8764 Views No comments

Are you any good at communicating what you do? And why is communicating science so important? Our amazing guest blogger Dr. Chinmaya Sadangi shares his thoughts on why communicating about science, online and ‘out there’ in world, is vital, and how it can make a difference to your own research. Find out more...

Resources for Life Science PhD students

By Sam Roome 2 months ago 3513 Views No comments

One of the things we’re most passionate about is supporting early career life scientists.

As well as publishing our PhD guides here on the blog, speaking to brilliant PhDs for our ‘Interviews with Scientists’ series, and giving our community a platform via our guest blogs, we also have a whole host of resources to help and support you once you get going in the lab. Read on to find out about them...