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Maintaining PhD Productivity: Tips for Mindset and Organisation

By Britt Berning 28 days ago 44067 Views No comments

There is so much to think about when undertaking your PhD - reading around your field, carrying out experiments, writing and communicating your research, and so much more. Our fantastic guest blogger Britt Berning shares her top tips for improving organisation and productivity during your PhD...

Workplace Wellbeing For Life Scientists

By Rachelle Balez & Heema Kumari Nilesh Vyas 1 month ago 35627 Views No comments

There will be times when scientists feel stressed or overworked - and you don't need us to tell you that! However, it is important to recognise the impact your workplace can have on your wellbeing. Our guest bloggers Rachelle Balez and Heema Kumari Nilesh Vyas share with us some simple steps that can be implemented to enhance and promote workplace wellbeing for scientists.

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

By Karolina Farrell 2 months ago 8782 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 2 months ago 45226 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 2 months ago 9448 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 2 months ago 13338 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. 2 months ago 9116 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...

Tips for Poster Presentations at Scientific Meetings and Conferences

By Nina Lichtenberg, UCLA 3 months ago 9398 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 3 months ago 4123 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 3 months ago 9760 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...