It’s here! That manic magical time of the year where academics across the world take part in Do-Everything December. If you’ve found yourself uttering such rallying cries as, “I’d like to submit this before Christmas” or “Let’s get this squared away before the break”, you’re not alone (but you’re probably an ECR). This month, we will …
PhD students are a miserable bunch. Or at least, I’m worried that’s how we must come across to the rest of the world.
It’s not about having a hassle-free PhD. It’s about picking yourself up when things suck.
Late last year I took a break from what was becoming a pretty intense relationship.
To get a higher paying job? Academic notoriety? Solving a specific problem? Saving the world?
Apart from a few, supremely well-adjusted individuals, everyone seems to suffer from imposter syndrome. If everyone has it, then maybe these feelings are normal?