students in discussion section: “Hoopy’s lecture really makes me wanna play Bioshock now!”
Peak PhD culture is sending your supervisor a draft chapter of your thesis, waiting a week, and just as you’re about to settle into a bath at 8 o'clock in the evening, they email you with a million changes and less than 36 hours to do them all.
Annoyed I still have to be doing this much work while being home 😩😩😭😭
My flatmate sent me this picture of me eating chocolate mousse and reading about how to do social science while cuddled up in my favourite blanket. His comment: peak corona😂👍🏼
Be strong, be kind, take care!
I often feel like I’m getting a lot of unfair advantages in life, most recent examples regarding travel.
I began my paid position as a PhD candidate at my University a year ago, and I decided to attend as many conferences as I could stomach presenting at during my first year. The reason for this was that I planned to get pregnant as soon as possible after our wedding - which happily I did - and travelling to conferences with a little child waiting for you at home is much less desirable than travelling before having any. Additionally, I decided to travel to London immediately upon starting my position for a good ol’ source gathering trip, and I managed to photograph so many sources on that first trip that I won’t need to go out for a while yet to get more.
All in all, in 2019 I ended up travelling to Verona and Brighton to present papers, and to London to photograph sources. All of these trips were of course funded by the University for my benefit. And if that wasn’t enough, my husband and I also went to Scotland for our honeymoon. Already before the last trip I was dead-set on not travelling abroad for a sweet while, because to be honest, I really don’t even enjoy travelling that much. I was quite glad to quarantine myself to Finland for the foreseeable future.
Then 2020 rolls in, and not only is the situation with COVID-19 as it is, but I received an email last week from my department stating that due to a need for savings, they will not be providing conference travel funds (or much of any other travel grants) for employees this year.
So yeah, I’m Gladstone Gander.
Thankyou, Peter Levine
Struggling to keep up with my reading schedule while working on my research. This month I finished 魔道祖师 and enjoyed it.
Take time for yourself, water plants, maybe do workout, take shower and relax. Than study with coffee this lovely day. Happy days for you.
I’ve been sitting on making some kind of announcement for a while, but I just really want the rush of sharing good news! So life update:
I’ve got an offer to do a DPhil at Oxford!
I took a German proficiency test online for funsies and since I’ll prolly have to take one for my PhD depending on the uni. I got a 62% which is? Not bad, about as good as I could have hoped lol
Hello I passed!!!!!
(sorry for being away from a bit, I’m going to get my queue back up and running and try to reply to everything I might have missed!)
This shit is actually fkin hard, like, I know I looked forward to classwork being hard much of my life but currently I have literally been pulling my hair out lmao (although I love to hate it)… Not sure if I’m just approaching it very wrongly or if it’s just legitimately challenging problems
grad school is having hyginus in the latin open on one tab and hesiod in the ancient greek open on another and somehow needing both to understand an irish modernist text written in peripatetic english
Hoopy’s well-meaning but long suffering advisor: hoopy you have to pick an archive for this project you can’t just write about stars every chapter