These Science girl tears I shed | By Furaha Asani | She is a PhD researcher at the Department of Infection and Immunity, University of Sheffield. Furaha also writes for African Hadithi, an online magazine. Here, Furaha shares with us her take on Tim Hunt and “the girls in science”. Furaha writes: If you’re active on […]
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 […]
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 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 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 […]
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!) […]
Meet Michael Irene, the African literature scholar who loves Gucci, and good opera!
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! […]
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 […]
By Michelle Reeve Love ’em or hate ’em, deadlines play an important role in academia.