Week 3-4

    I have spent most of my time preparing teaching and reading materials for week 3. For week 4, I completed compulsory training on information security, while continuing to revise my research protocol. I have had the same routine of work and the same food everyday for the last two weeks: instant ramen with […]

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Congrats!

Luca finally got a job today! It was his first ever job interview. Congratulations to him, I am really happy to share this happy moment with him! His life has been filled with non-stop academic work, he said. Since he did not have any internship experience in the past, the four-month period of job hunting […]

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Week 2

    We have had mild weather here in England. My first proper week was not very busy except for Tuesday. I was able to achieve my three goals for this week, and the first meeting with my supervisors on Thursday went well! I also completed a training module and made my teaching plans. I […]

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Week 1

Registration and the induction programme for PhD students took place this week. There were 20 new students in this Spring semester, seven of them belong to my faculty. One great thing about the new student life is that individual desks, lockers, office facilities, a shower and kitchen are allocated for us in a room on […]

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New Year’s celebration

Luca and I welcomed in the New Year at his friend’s house over wine! I had a hangover on New Year’s Day and ended up spending the whole day sleeping. I woke up at 7 am this morning feeling good, which was great, because my sleeping routine had been getting worse during the holidays. Although […]

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