Tag Archives: PhD Game

On the board

There is a noticeboard on the corridor wall for our research group. It has pinned to it people’s photos and names, a few odd university notices, emergency information, and copies of published papers produced by people in the research group. … Continue reading

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Year Three, Day One

Goodness, time flies. How did this rock around so soon? In some ways I still feel like I am incredibly new at this, and yet being in my third year makes me more of a senior in this game. I’m … Continue reading

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Reacquiring control

[cue soundtrack: “Timewarp” – Rocky Horror Picture Show] Through most of my life, I have usually focused on being in control rather than controlling. I can be in control of myself and a few other things that are within my … Continue reading

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Habits

I think I have written on this more than once, and I know it’s a theme not only related to the PhD Game. It is easy to start working or experimenting with something, but to keep the good habits and … Continue reading

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Hooked on a Feeling

If I could bottle and sell how I felt on Friday I’d probably make my fortune. The end of my White Rabbit week culminated in a day where everything just seemed to come together perfectly and it felt amazing. All … Continue reading

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A Proper Writer

I’ve submitted my first paper for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Cue all manner of adrenalin-related experiences – clammy palms, headspins. It was quite an experience, and I hope it was because it’s a new experience rather than an indicator … Continue reading

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Enter the Dragon – Transition from Year One to Year Two

Dragons are one of my favourite character categories in fantasy fiction. My teenage reading world changed when I discovered Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonflight. Since then I’ve lapped up dragons as friendly, not friendly, totally Other and strangely familiar. Dragons are frequently … Continue reading

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