With several big conferences rapidly approaching, many students will find themselves at their first scientific conference this summer! In this edition of the Survivor’s Guide to Academia, David Bailey, Rob Critchlow, Zara Gladman, and Shaun Killen chat about how to survive a conference. Tune in for tips on talks and posters, effective networking, making the most out of social events and […]
Today marks the start of Glasgow Science Festival, which runs from 5th-17th June and features an array of events across the city to suit all ages and tastes, from knit-a-microbe workshops to geometric acrobatics! The festivities kick off tonight with a celebration of 2012’s Transit of Venus. In this Naturally Speaking: Festival Special, James Buckley speaks to three event leaders, […]
This episode is the first of what we’re calling “Research Round Tables”, in which we’ll be summarizing some recent work from the Institute. Other episodes will also feature interviews/discussions with institute researchers about specific projects, but with these episodes we hope to briefly cover a wider range of research topics (and have a bit of fun at the same time). […]
Finally! Our first ever podcast episode, in which Zara Gladman, Leoni de Wert, Rowland Kao, and Shaun Killen discuss how to survive your viva – the oral examination that every PhD student must pass before receiving their degree. Have a listen and let us know what you think! Naturally Speaking Episode 1 UPDATE: We revisited this topic in a later […]
Just finished recording our first segment! Rowland Kao, Leoni de Wert, Zara Gladman, and Shaun Killen were in our extravagant recording studios (aka the Graham Kerr library) to chat about surviving every PhD students greatest fear – the viva! The discussion will air on our first episode, so stay tuned!