How to ease your PhD experience

  • This is your passion, pursue it to the nth degree. As unfortunately due to the nature of funding in research, where only the ‘best’ researchers and projects are funded, it is not enough to be average, and as you progress in your career you are in an ever diminishing pool of increasingly brilliant peers. You need to excel.
  • Flexible hours are more than OK if you are an early riser, or a better night worker. As long as it works well for your lab colleagues and supervisor, as after all, research is a collaborative effort.
  • Work smarter, not harder. Hours spent at work is by no means representative of the quality of your work. A few approaches to optimize workflow which I found beneficial include…

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