It's been a while since I've managed to publish anything so I’ve decided to take the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone by publishing my latest research poster as a blog article (which is either terribly lazy or resourceful of me!). Anyway, this is the first time I've published a post about my... Continue Reading →
1 down, 2 to go! I’ve written about the things I love about my PhD as well as outlining the challenges I’ve faced.
I've written about why soil is important and how to protect it. The UK only has 30-40 years of fertile soils left if we continue to degrade soils at current rates; without soil, we won't have food.
I've written about what sustainable intensification is, the challenges it faces, and how it could lead to increased food production without further damaging the environment.
The first 6 weeks of my PhD has consisted of a lot of reading, meetings, commuting, and getting to grips with an entirely new discipline. It's been exciting and challenging, but I thought I'd share a few things I've learnt about how to improve my efficiency: To write my own dictionary/abbreviation book It has dinosaurs on... Continue Reading →
Today was a very big day: I started my PhD!
I decided to write a quick post about how my first day went to give other readers some idea of what to expect if they're due to embark a PhD; there's nothing worse than having that awful 'fear of the unknown' feeling.
In just over 6 weeks, I'm leaving my job as a research technician to begin my PhD at Exeter. Eeek! I've done a few things in preparation: I've secured a room in Exeter. I am still going to live in Bristol most of the time (we have a lovely apartment, I love the city, and my... Continue Reading →
I've been a useless and not posted for ages, and actually, I have a good excuse. Firstly, I was whisked away to Paris by my amazing partner, and secondly, I decided to take a punt and apply for a PhD on water pollution at the University of Exeter.