In March 2020, COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. At that time, I was travelling. How I experienced the beginning of the pandemic on the other side of the globe, in Central America.
Katarzyna tells about her success story of achieving the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions fellowship and explains the steps to take to get the grant yourself!
Finding balance and some relaxation during your PhD has been a reoccuring theme. Urban farming might be a way to unwind and create results to be proud of.
Susanne shares her impressions about the iScientist conference, where scientist exchange ideas about inequality, gender sensitization, workload, and more.
Supervising a student puts a lot of responsibility on you. What if I fail in supervising my student? Read Nina’s first experience in supervising a student.
Pursuing your PhD is not a cakewalk – again and again it will exhaust your energy. How can people help you to re-load your battery?
Summer School in Sardinia: sounds like “holidays” but it tourned out to be an intense week. I wondered: what did the summer school do to my immune system?
My name is Christina and I am doing my PhD within the Bo&MeRanG program at the Universities of Bonn and Melbourne. Bonn and Melbourne, that is not an easy commute some people might think. True! But it is not as if I had to travel back and forth every week. In fact, I came to Melbourne twice and stayed there altogether for one year. The … Continue reading Bo&MeRanG – One PhD, Two Hemispheres
June 2019 – wasn’t it a great one? We enjoyed the sun, the heat, the ice-cream that we urgently needed to survive, and the vacation days we had. Where did you go and which mode of travel did you choose? This hot summer and California flair made me think of a mode of travel which all in all has become unpopular in Germany: tramping.
When I started my PhD I was a “newbie”. I was THE DEFINITION of newbie: inexperienced beginner, making the first steps in the wild and scary PhD world! I was driven by curiosity, passion and motivation and I was hungry to know more, to learn more, to develop my own ideas and find my own way to push forward the project I was assigned to. … Continue reading Keep Calm and Janeway!