Guest post by Furaha Florence Asani, PhD Candidate, Department of Infection and Immunity, TUOS

stressed

In first year it’s the settling in to a new environment, then the transfer report and viva that upgrade you to the full PhD. In second year it’s the wondering if you have as much data as your peers, and if that data is relevant. In third/fourth year it’s the thesis, rushing to finish everything off, job hunting, and prepping your mind for the transition to a ‘real job’. All of this interspersed with everything else going on in your personal life. Which PhD student can say they don’t know what stress/anxiety is? And then again, which PhD student can honestly say they have taken time to master the art of stress management? Read the rest of this entry »