Inside the Influence Factory
In June, I was awarded some funds by MMU’s Graduate School to support my research. Unlike others, who may have used the money to go to a conference, I spent this award on people. 1,139 people to be exact….Read More
Blog Entry: Don’t just survive, thrive…
I must admit, if you were to ask me 8 months ago when I started my journey as a postgraduate researcher, what they actually did, I probably would have given you some sort of wise crack about just getting…Read More
‘I’m just wired differently’ (or, what’s it like being dyslexic in the academic world!).
I moved to the UK when I was 17 to do my A-levels and then progress to university. I had previously struggled with some academic subjects both in Russia and in the UK, but when I started my A-levels, I clearly had some problems with my…Read More
Virtual conferences- the new frontier?
I recently attended my first virtual conference, in the era of the ‘new normal’. This experience had both pros and cons. As a PhD researcher I am going to reflect on this experience, in the hope that going forward…Read More