The Annual Progress Review – stress, panic, tears & anger

Originally posted on PhD Women Scotland:
Michelle K Jamieson So, it’s that time of year again – unfortunately not holiday time for a lot of us – no. It’s that time of year when the PhD annual progress reviews start to kick into gear. I can’t speak for everyone, but it’s safe to say that…

The Pomodoro Technique: An Honest Review From a Self-Confessed Procrastinator

Admittedly, I’ve never been big on productivity hacks, tips and tricks. Instead, I keep things pretty simple. I take a look at my planner (my not-so-together phone calendar), jot down a list of things I want to get done that day, and then start panicking. But, after asking around friends, colleagues (hello PsyECR!), and hearing so much […]

Impostor Syndrome & Mental Health: Hiding or Beginning?

So, you’re in the PhD, you’ve worked so hard to get here, you’ve worked for years and years to get here, you were overjoyed to finally see a dream come true, and for some worries to resolve themselves (yay, funding!) – but, it is not having a positive effect on your mental health. It’s not […]

Reflection: The PhD Three Months In

I started my PhD looking at mental health and (un)employment at the University of Glasgow in October of last year. I’m lucky that I have a great office space, on the main campus, and with great (and very friendly office-mates). I have been enjoying the process, and have been taking the time to realise what […]