By Roaa Alalwany, University of Nottingham
In the new internet age of social media and open source intelligence, our world is becoming much smaller. The scientific community is no exception. In the same way that businesses have thrived with international ventures, scientific research has achieved bigger and better things with our ever-growing global connections and collaborations. Long gone is the time when you could pick out the ‘goofy geek with the glasses’ out of a high-school line up predicting they would end up in a lab coat.
Continue reading Travelling the world: Research Lab Edition
By Wayne Carter, University of Nottingham
Well it won’t, completely, but it may go some way to reduce the number of animals used in drug development. Drugs need to undergo extensive safety and toxicity testing before being made available to the public on the shelves of a pharmacy.
Continue reading Will better toxicity testing sound death knell for animal experimentation?
By Ruth Nottingham, University of Nottingham,
Professional development is probably the last thing on your mind when you are a busy PhD student juggling multiple experiments, but taking the time to reflect on your skill set and how to enhance it can pay off enormously in the long run.
Continue reading How to integrate professional development into your PhD
By Dr Ruth Nottingham, Impact Officer, University of Nottingham
So you are final year PhD student and the moment has finally arrived for you to put down your pipette and pick up a pen. It’s time to write a thesis!
This is an exciting time, it is the final hurdle of the PhD process and the finishing line is most definitely in sight. The tricky part is working out how to start, as whether you like writing or not the thought of writing something as large as a thesis can be a bit daunting.
To get past the fear of starting I leapt into the writing process, deciding that generating words however good or bad or in whichever order was the best way to get my thesis written. This worked out in the end but there are better strategies out there, so I thought I would share with you what I wish I had done. Continue reading “How to start writing your thesis”