Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Fun Lunch Friday- Steak Cattle & Roll

As some of you may be aware Elanor from Tiggy Poes and Flutterbys and I are work wives and as such we try to leave the office on a Friday every so often to grab some lunch. Thus became Fun Lunch Fridays! Our most recent trip was my choice and inspired by my up and coming trip to America I wanted to grab some American style cuisine. By up and coming I really mean I was leaving the next day so it was a great opportunity to spend time with Elanor and try put off packing. Anyway I chose to go to Steak Cattle & Roll situated a mere 5 minute walk from the office.


Friday, 6 October 2017

A Trip to Cardiff

A few months back-been so busy with the PhD to blog-I took a solo trip to Cardiff in an attempt to get a little more confidence travelling on my own. You see I was soon to embark on a 5 week trip to Austria for a PhD placement but hadn’t really flew anywhere on my own before. I know flying from Glasgow to Cardiff is miles different from living in a foreign country but it was a small test to myself. Turns out solo travelling….I LOVE IT!!

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

PhD Advice: Going on placement

During the course of a PhD most students will have the opportunity to go on placement in industry or in another academic research facility. The perks of working in a well-established research group with international collaborators means that this placement may well be far outside your little bubble you call home. This can be as exciting as it is daunting and I should know-having just completed a 5 week placement in Austria and as I write this I am sitting in a fairly air-conned office in New Jersey. Considering I have lived and studied in Glasgow my entire life it is fair to say I understand the fear and excitement going on placement can bring so I thought I would draw upon my experiences to share a little advice.