As the year winds down, it is only natural to look back at the past twelve months to celebrate the highlights and reflect upon our accomplishments. For me, 2017 will go down in history as The Year I Nailed a Non-Academic Job. Only seven months ago, I left the comfort of the lab – the… Read More #22 Three things I learned this year
I do not want to spoil the trip into the fantasy lands for you, but the highlights include union of Darwin theories with alchemy, magical Oxford, time travel and informed historical details from medieval Europe… Read More #20: Academic witches & vampires
The highlight of 2017 for me has been an email. Well, no. It was a person – Natalie (von der Lehr). But it started with an email. And a step out of my comfort zone. As most great things do. But let’s take it from the top. Way back, before Emmanuel Macron and Stockholm terrorist… Read More #19 Small actions, big results
Guest blog from international coordinator Karin Forslund at Student and Career services Take the opportunity to participate in an international exchange. Want to teach in Kenya or work shadow in France? Challenge your teaching skills in the UK or India? Get new perspectives on your work from an international colleague – the possibilities are endless.… Read More #18 Staff Exchange Abroad
Once my younger brothers asked me what it means that I am a scientist and what do scientists do on a daily basis. I was pleasantly surprised that such a young person is interested in my work so I tried to explain it to him in the most interesting and ‘cool’ way possible. Unfortunately, I… Read More #17 Is it art or science?
Disclaimer: Following the footsteps of Natalie about anti-perfectionism in blog posts, I wrote this post on the fly with the best moments of 2017 in my mind. The absolute highlight of my year was being part of the student magazine Medicor. In case you haven’t heard of it by now, Medicinska Föreningen has a quarterly… Read More #16 Telling a story
Guest Blog post by Gonçalo Brito PhD student, CMB Department (Goncalo.firstname.lastname@example.org) https://www.linkedin.com/in/goncalombrito/ It is not uncommon to hear friends telling me how much they miss those student years at university, when life was more about having fun and less about important decisions. While nobody can escape grown up life for too long, academia has this… Read More #15 All I want for Christmas… is that post-PhD first job