PhDs, Striking The Perfect Balance & 'AcademicFOMO'
Image is one of my own, taken during a PhD break. It seems to me, coming now into my second year, that the PhD process is all about striking a balance. Not just between work and personal life but also between the thesis and everything else we're expected to do…
The emotional life of PhD students and the role of the supervisor
I have recently started the 'How to Survive your PhD' MOOC organised by @ThesisWhisperer. You can read about my success (or lack thereof) in previous MOOCs here. However this MOOC seemed different to me somehow, more practical and useful for my everyday life. It focuses on what I often hear…
Reflecting on MOOCs - Experiences of a (sort of) first-timer
So I have a bit of a confession to make... I have never actually completed a MOOC despite signing up for a number of them since they first creeped onto my radar back in 2012 or so. I could attribute this to an aspect of my personality which my other-half…