When you’ve been a graduate research student as longs as I have, you’ve got a few war stories to tell and if you are anything like me you are happy to tell them.
There’s the story about me writing my entire Master’s thesis in bed using a laptop of my own devising (thanks Steve Jobs for the Apple Mac Classic). I liked the way I could just have a nap if it all got too much for me and when I woke up I could get straight into writing (how I escaped Deep Vein Thrombosis is anyone’s guess).
There was the time I ran away from my supervisor and he spotted me and ran the other way, crept up on me from behind and yelled BOO! in my ear. There was also the way he used to toy with me by making cryptic comments on my work just for the sport of it. Oh those were good times!
There are also the stories I could regale you with about being a supervisor. I’ve got some good ‘uns but professionalism requires I keep those to myself.
But let’s be frank, you’ve heard most of these stories already.You don’t want to hear my shtick all the time. You all have your own stories and I know some of them are goodies. So in the interest of getting better Blog With No Name Stories, we want you!
If you have an idea for a story, let me know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All you have to do is provide us with some original text and or pictures and we can do the rest.
Remember, connecting with your community is key to positive graduate research outcomes and we are happy to help unlock that connection.
Claire Gallop, Graduate Research School