Well. Bon bah, voilà voilà…

2020 was quite the year, wasn’t it? This year has brought, reinforced, and highlighted, more challenges than ever for most, if not all, of us. I am grateful that during this difficult year almost all my loved ones and I have been safe and healthy…


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“What will I do after the PhD?” is a major (and sometimes terrifying) question for many PhD students, especially those who don’t *really* know what they would actually *like* to do. If you recognise yourself in this description, this post is for you. …


or How I got to dislike stats a bit less

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I’m not sure why, but I’ve never been in a healthy relationship with stats.

How it started-

I was first introduced to the artistically blurred world of statistics in maths class in high school. I thought everything would go smoothly. Afterall, I was very good at maths, and this was just another maths…


Four years ago I was moving to a new country where I didn’t know anyone, to embark on a self-funded PhD. I knew it would be hard, but I could not really picture what it would be like. Would it be just like my 5-months research placement, but longer? Would…


Aaaaaand that’s the final wrap folks! I have now handed my Ultimate Final Thesis to the University, which officially marks the end of the PhD! It still doesn’t feel like it though… Normally this is the stage where you get the thesis bound, with your name in golden letters on…


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Yes readers, it has happened: I have passed my viva! This very last “exam” concluding a grand total of 24 years of education, that I have been worried about for the last 3 years or so, has happened. Overall, it did not go at all as I expected, and…


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I thought this month I would write about how I’m preparing for the upcoming online viva, but considering how my preparations are going, I shall not. Or rather, I shall only write about how I’m preparing for a common “viva ice breaker” question: “Could you tell us about something you’re…


I HAVE SUBMITTED MY THESIS!

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(Here is a tweet with the obligatory post-submission photo and a video of the very moment I submitted, with sound. Full submission experience.)

On the 19th of April 2020, I submitted my PhD thesis. 3 years, 8 months, 8 days. 432 participants, including 135 met…


My PhD adventure is soon coming to an end, which is both liberating and terrifying. In the midst of the intense write up that is currently filling up my days, I have to admit I didn’t give much thought to the blog. Luckily, I can always count on my wonderful…


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I knew that during the write up I’d be locked up somewhere, never going outside, never seeing or talking to anyone but my flatmate (shout out). What I didn’t expect though, was that so would be the ENTIRE WORLD.

So there you go, I am now writing up, under quarantine…

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