Week 43: Feeling restored and ‘Back to the Future’

I caught a cold and was sick for the entire week. They say that catching a cold is a sign that you need to rest. I am eventually feeling much better after sleeping a lot during the week. On Tuesday I had a supervision meeting for the first time in a month and gained some […]

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Week 42: Tidying Up – Dan Sha Ri

Week 42 has been very productive and this might be a great turning point for me, or a starting point. My achievements in Week 42: Completed a draft of my data analysis for the preliminary data, which looks a rich resource. Added a table of prospective participants, the amount of data and some descriptions of […]

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Week 41: My 38th Birthday

I met some PhD colleagues around my desk for the first time since I moved into the office in April. Talking with colleagues and having lunch or coffee with someone on campus is mentally healthy for us, because we tend to work alone for long hours, and our way of life tends to be isolating, […]

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Week 40: I Passed My Probation

This week, I passed my probation review! I am now feeling a bit more relaxed. It was so nice that my supervisor announced that I had passed, and my colleagues congratulated me! The review meeting was more like a discussion from various perspectives, including the views of the external examiner. I mainly discussed my research […]

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Week 39

I have rehearsed for my probation review every day, asking Luca to act as an examiner. I listed 20 questions that would probably be asked, and his prompt questions have also been very useful!   Tips for answering questions in a meeting A psychiatrist said that the most reliable way of preparing to answer a […]

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