Improving advice provisioning surrounding diffuse water pollution from agriculture

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 →

Soil: Life support for life itself!

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.

Farming to increase productivity whilst protecting the environment: Sustainable Intensification

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.

What have I learnt from the first few weeks of my PhD?

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 →

PhD: First day!

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. 

Preparing to start a PhD

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 →

Well hello there, PhD!

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.

Post-uni panic!

So I majorly freaked out after Uni. I think this happens a lot; exams are over (thank goodness), you've survived the procession at graduation, and then you're thrown into the world feeling completely unprepared.

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