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Performance enhancement

Hierarchy is alive and well in university world, and nowhere is that more visible than in the allocation of office space. I have a desk in a large office that used to be a seminar room that houses 8 desks … Continue reading

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Ways of getting through the Tough Days

I am an expert at catastrophising. You want a worst-case scenario? I’ve got you covered. Need to feed that sinking dread that it’s will all go to custard? No problem. Yesterday was tough. It hit home that I was not … 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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Hard Yards

My supervision meeting last week was hard work. I came out feeling a bit battered as well as frustrated. I’d put a lot of work into thinking about my sample design and drafting it to appear thoughtful and planned. At … Continue reading

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Sabotaging stress

I thought I might turn this on its head and as a way of thinking differently about the problem of stress and doing a PhD. James Hayton of 3 month thesis has been posting about stress and doing a PhD. … Continue reading

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