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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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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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Two out of Three Ain’t Bad

“Coz two out of three ain’t bad” – Meatloaf While this may be one of the most depressing of Meatloaf’s depressing romantic (1) songs, two out of three can be pretty good. This post has been muttering away under its … Continue reading

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Remembering to celebrate

And the “Poke-In-The-Ribs Award” for getting so absorbed in all the other things going on that I forget to celebrate getting full ethics approval goes to … me! Gosh, what a surprise. So caught up in everything that I haven’t … Continue reading

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Achievement and Level Up

This morning I gave my first presentation to the departmental postgraduate research seminar, and I think it’s fair to say it was a hit. I did give myself a few challenges in the process. It’s reasonably common at these seminars … Continue reading

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