Tag Archives: mental health

April 08

The Trauma of Research

I don’t blog about my research because sadly things have been taken from my blog and used without permission or citation. This is gutting because I believe in open access and sharing knowledge outside of the academy. However given the nature of my data, and the fact it is for my P.hD, I will only […]

January 06

Thoughts on Self Care and the Ph.D

I am probably the worst person in the world to be writing this, given I live in an almost-constant anxious state regarding work. But that’s why I’m writing it. There are a lot of great posts about academia and mental health here. I found the following quote from this blog most useful: “Now that I […]

October 22

Anxious Doll: stress, worry and the PhD student

I am aware of the ‘risks’ of personal blogging, but I know this is a topic that is experienced by so many PhD students, probably the majority of those who I have met. I thought getting a studentship would make me feel better, and whilst I am extremely happy and grateful to have one it […]

August 31

Jamie Oliver, Plastic Food and Plastic Politics

Jamie on poverty: “I took her to a supermarket, I don’t why but I had to start it somewhere, so it started there. I said pretend you’ve got no money, but she just laughed and said, ha you’re so funny…” Multi-millionaire Jamie Oliver feels qualified yet again to tell poor families what they are doing […]

August 21

The privilege of feminism

I have always had problems with feminism, despite identifying as once since my early teens. Since beginning my postgraduate studies, I have yo-yoed constantly as to whether I even identify as a feminist anymore.  People assure me “it’s feminisms” not a monolithic feminism, but I still have major doubts and concerns. When I was talking […]

June 23

PhD tips number 1

I got asked on twitter whether I had any tips as a postgraduate student so far. I only started in Jan on a p/t basis, but my aim is to finish in the minimum time allocated for part time students, 4 years. I had a good think, and there are a few tips I can […]