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Managing Lab Consumables and Budget

Hi all, The biggest thing in my last few weeks has been learning to use a budget to get where I need in the lab. I’ve never had to worry about costs as my supervisor has handled it. Last year, we got a grant for some…

Writing My First Paper!

Hello friends! I’ve spent the last month drafting my first paper. What an experience! To be honest, I didn’t really know what to expect…that sounds dumb since I’ve written things before but something about it being a…

An Apology and an Update

Hi all, I haven’t posted since my introduction and it is entirely my fault. It also demonstrates some of the struggles which come in this world: balance. I’ve found it difficult to balance my activities for a while and…

Remember to Enjoy

I see one of two dispositions in almost every pair of eyes when I am face to face with my fellow researchers. They are two very common looks in academia. Let’s call them the cynical demeanor and the cutthroat demeanor.…

Not All Books Are Created Equal

Books. You cannot write a PhD dissertation without them. In many ways, writing a PhD dissertation is you writing your own book! But before you can write, you have to read. And boy is there alot to read for a PhD. But…

Academic Courage

To be a researcher is undoubtedly to be a person of courage. This is something I am realizing more and more on my academic journey. Courage of what kind? Well, courage to say something. That is the thing about the…

Who Am I?

When thinking about my first post for the post-grad blog, I wasn’t sure where to start. Do I just say what I’ve done this week? That seems a bit empty without context. So I thought that I would give you a small…

“Private Solidarity”?

http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/buddhist-ethics/ **This short essay is a remark on something I read online. I post it here in the hope of engaging a larger audience and as a record for possiible future references. The…

A new blog

We are setting up “Postgraduate Perspectives” to give a voice to postgraduates at the University of St Andrews. Over the next few months we will develop our blogging community and encourage them to share their…