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From the aisle to the bookshelves
From the aisle to the bookshelves
by | Features

This is a tale of two friends, one love story, and the PhD. Donald and Arrianna met in 2013 at the University of Chicago discussing Political Theory. Theirs is a beautiful history and a happy future. Stylish Academic caught up with this lovely couple, and they shared their story with us + pictures from their big day. Do tell […]

Oxford Uni China-Africa Network
Oxford Uni China-Africa Network
by | Features

The Oxford University China-Africa Network (OUCAN) will hold its annual conference on 16 June 2015, from 10.00-18.30 at the China Centre, University of Oxford. Get your tickets here. The theme for this year’s conference is “Natural Resources in the Changing Landscape of China-Africa Relations“. It focuses on the changing China-Africa relations and the implications of this […]

Meet the Scholar | Yemi Jegz
Meet the Scholar | Yemi Jegz
by | Meet The Scholar

Meet Yemi Jegede, the PhD researcher whom otherwise would have been a football player… cool geek.  Tell us about your research? My research revolves around the development of sustainable eco-friendly heating and air-conditioning solutions for use in the emerging landscape of emission cuts (huh?). In simple terms, I am working on air-conditioners that are less harmful […]

Meet the Scholar | Michelle Reeve
Meet the Scholar | Michelle Reeve

Meet Michelle Reeve. She’s doing a PhD on spiders, loves barefoot running, and would buy you a pint with her last penny! Do tell us about your research? My PhD research looks at spider locomotion! Spiders can naturally ‘self-amputate’ their own legs to escape from predators, and I’m interested in how their gait changes when […]

Declutter your wardrobe in 3 easy steps
Declutter your wardrobe in 3 easy steps
by | Lifestyle

It’s amazing how much clutter we amass over time. The wardrobe is filled to the brim and bursting at the seams, but when it’s time to get dressed for work, there is nothing to wear. If that scenario is familiar, you are not alone. I recently had to move rooms within my house (long story!) […]

How Emma Chose her Viva Outfit
How Emma Chose her Viva Outfit
by | Fashion/Style

What to wear is usually at the bottom of the to-do list when preparing for the VIVA. Not so with Emma. Stylish Academic had a wonderful time chatting with her over the weekend, listening to her experience, and having a good laugh while at it. Emma successfully passed the Viva on May 1st, so congratulations! […]

#EditorDiary When does it feel over?
#EditorDiary When does it feel over?
by | Features

I recently handed in and passed my PhD viva in April. The congratulatory messages from friends and family has had me floating and twirling in the air. But no sooner than the giddy feeling takes hold, I find myself aground again. The truth is it doesn’t feel like it’s over. I still watch Netflix and […]

Best Handbags for Grad Students
Best Handbags for Grad Students
by | Fashion/Style

If you’re like me, you have this all-weather handbag you carry to school everyday! For the year 2014, it’s been this:   My one-nation bag by stylish-academic featuring a leather tote I don’t have a new culprit for the new year (yet), so it’s likely I will be sticking to the poor brown bag. I got […]