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 […]

The Magic of Deadlines
The Magic of Deadlines
by | Lifestyle

By Michelle Reeve | Love ’em or hate ’em, deadlines play an important role in academia. As much as they sometimes scare me, I personally enjoy working to deadlines, particularly if they’re set by something or someone else (i.e. not self-imposed – I’m not strict enough on myself to work well to those!). Without deadlines, my […]

My Caribbean Research Trip
My Caribbean Research Trip
by | Features

Think the Caribbean, think reggae music, beaches, and dance. This Ph.D. researcher, Gabi Ferdinand, cleverly wraps it all up in a study and shakes some booty while at it. Here is our interview with Gabi on her field research trip to Trinidad & Tobago. Tell us about your research… My research looks at brands and […]

#EditorDiary A Wi-fi-Free Home…
#EditorDiary A Wi-fi-Free Home…
by | Lifestyle

For weeks now my home has been without Internet Wi-Fi service. Its impact on my lifestyle and productivity has been tremendous, yet it remains a pain in the backside.  My generous mobile service provider grants me unlimited data, so I am thankful for small mercies. Being Wi-Fi free at home has done 5 things for […]

10 must-have Academic fashion picks
10 must-have Academic fashion picks
by | Fashion/Style

A selection of essential items make up a stylish wardrobe. Have you ever been in the situation where you have a wardrobe full of clothes but nothing to wear to an outing? That’s right, me too. It is because the semi-wrong items occupy the front row in our closets. As academic researchers, comfort and class are key. We want […]