It is once again that time of year when, after a solid few weeks of peace, university campus returns to its former state of a frenzied zoo. This down-time brought on by the lack of seminars or undergraduate students milling about had its perks, but also it had extinguished some of my motivation at the … Continue reading Summer updates: trips and summer schools.
A lot has happened since I last wrote. It is now August (...AUGUST!?) and the department is eeriely quiet, now that the undergrads are gone and research group meetings are on hold. As an early PhD student, I am just beginning to understand the monotony of coming in to work, battle with computer code, obtain … Continue reading Perks of a PhD life: seeing the world!
It has been an odd few months for me. In terms of PhD life, it has been a challenge to balance out studying for background meteorology modules whilst reading around the background of my own research project matter, whilst trying to establish with my supervisors whereabouts on my project the cameralens should focus on, whilst … Continue reading New year, old me.
Time flies when you're having fun. Three weeks ago, for the first time of many to come, I took a seat at my desk in my new office at Reading university. That's right my friends. I've started a PhD. In meteorology. Air quality modelling, to be precise. And I still can't believe it. Like, LITERALLY … Continue reading New Beginnings: I’m a PhD student!
Here is a post I was supposed to publish over a week ago... A short, somewhat more personal than usual post of encouragement to all those who are struggling through their time at university. Cliché as it may be, there is light at the end of the tunnel. It is doable. If you believe in yourself, … Continue reading I’m a graduate!
Beautifully written. All my emotions have evaporated and left me feeling numb about life since the announcement of the result. Matt, you’ve just perfectly expressed exactly how half of those eligible to vote feel about the outcome, and I am sorry to hear that you no longer feel like a happy, proud British citizen. But you should. Because it’s those few malicious persons who tarnish the good British name – and you are not one of those malicious snides.
As I count down the days until my graduation, 66 to be precise, I begin to reflect on all the things I have learnt whilst being an undergraduate student. (I also shiver a little at the thought!). There are many new things that have crept up in my course - after all, this is what … Continue reading The Importance of not being idle.