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9 language barrier issues that international students experience!

When I was growing up in my country (Poland) I wasn’t even aware of how comfortable bubble I live in. Being a native speaker of the country you live in is pretty comfortable. But you do not realize it until … you move out to another country. Moving out is a chance but also is …

Thinking about a PhD?

A week ago I had an opportunity to participate as one of the panellists at a careers event ‘Thinking about a PhD?’. That event gave us a fantastic chance to share our thoughts with students considering PhD as a future career step and talk with them about our experience regarding PhD student life! In this post, …

PhD Guilty Feeling

  Have you ever felt this weird disturbing sensation of guilt during your PhD? Guilty that you are not good enough, you do not work enough, you do not read enough … Even if that all sounds ridiculous, most of PhD students experience this feeling! Me too! PhD is usually very individual work that depends …

6 time management tips for PhD students!

We all know that PhD is usually the very individual type of job and depends a lot on your own motivation and organizational skills. It is up to you how effectively you use the time you spend in the lab. Often nobody is going to organize your time during PhD and you need to figure …

5 ways to stay motivated during your PhD!

Let’s say you are in the middle of your PhD… Fresher’s motivation is already gone for a long time: experiments have become being boring/repeatable/monotonic OR you do not go well with your lab mates OR your supervisor has decided to move to another country (like mine this year!) or you just have some personal issues …

10 ways to make friends at University of Nottingham!

Hey! A new academic year has just started! For many of you that means a lot of changes: new flatmates, new university, new town or even new country! Some of you may face a lot of stresses about it! But… do not worry! You are not alone! One of the popular reasons for this stress …