Coping in Isolation

“When everyone leaves you it’s loneliness you feel, when you leave everyone else it’s solitude.” – Alfred Polgar It has been a good few months since I last wrote a blog due to life taking over. But, after having similar conversations with people on how to cope during this pandemic, I decided to open-up WordPress […]

New Dawn, New Day

“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard Spring is often associated with life, birth and rebirth, but for me, Autumn is. Autumn, when the air turns brisk, leaves start to change colour, and night-time slowly creeps […]

Stop! Imposter!

To attain “success” without attaining positive self-esteem is to be condemned to feeling like an imposter anxiously awaiting exposure. Nathaniel Branden An international public speaker, Hugh Kearns, came to the Uni at the start of my second year of the degree, and it was an extremely insightful two days of training. He gave practical advice […]

And… Breathe…

Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax. Mark Black It’s now summer… The time for ice-cream, holidays, and sunshine. Funnily enough though, this time over the school holidays is often the most precious to those in academia, as the number of lectures start dwindling and colleagues take time off to look after […]

The Perfect Supervisor?

A leader is someone willing to give their strength to others that they may have the strength to stand on their own. ― Beth Revis, Across the Universe There is an award at the University dedicated to outstanding supervisors, and today the fabulous people at the Postgrad Office put on sessions to advise on answering the […]

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