PhD Self-Care Project: Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
In an earlier post, I’ve reflected on feeling like an imposter among my peers. I have recently realised that, in committing to self-care, I need to stop myself from being stuck in a rut by unceasingly comparing myself to others. Indeed, that is easier said than done. I have trawled through books and articles and […]
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PhD Self-Care Project: Why Do I Want a PhD?
I have spent the first half of my candidature trying to survive the work that I was doing, instead of enjoying it. The goal now is to stop dreading the work and start enjoying it, including the countless drafts to be re-written, the jitters at each conference presentation to be delivered, the frequent bouts of insecurity […]
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Re-committing to a Healthy Postgraduate Life
Last month I was given the opportunity to contribute to the Instagram account (@uofastudentwellbeing) by covering the various activities organized by the University’s Student Health and Wellbeing Team for O Week. The entire week was packed with fantastic games and provided plenty of health tips! Each day of the week focused on different aspects of […]
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What’s Next? Post University Choices.
You’ve handed in your last assignment. You’ve paid off any debts you owe to the university. Once the grades are in, you’ve officially left your university career behind you. So, what comes next? What answers can you give the kindly-yet-annoyingly-persistent questions of your closest friends and family?
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Managing a Supervisor Relationship
When you’re an Honours or postgraduate student, your supervisor is often a lifeline, holding your back from the brink of academic panic. Depending on the relationship you have with them, they can become both a confidante and a taskmaster.
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You’re wrapping up the last moments of your undergraduate experience. Maybe you’re writing your Honours thesis, the due date looming before you, and your family are interrogating you about what’s next. You realise you have no idea what you want to do with your life and decide you’re not ready to leave the warm, comforting […]
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What’s it Like Being a Postgraduate?
Four years of undergraduate whizzed by. Before I knew it, I was clutching a parchment proclaiming my achievement—Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Writing—after successfully not tripping in front of hundreds of people. Everything inside me rebelled against graduating and going out into the real world, so I took the only logical path left for a desperate […]
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