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I'm Back!

After a very long and mostly unofficial hiatus, I am pleased to say that I’m back.

The last 6 months have been a tremendously busy time in my life – I was completing my doctoral dissertation – so I decided to prioritize that work and as a result, my work here was temporarily placed on the back burner. 151 more words

PhD Life


I am now in the seventh month of candidature here at the University of Western Australia, and so far I’m having a (more or less) fantastic time. 195 more words


Tackling the Endless To-Do List

This week I’m super busy trying out two different methods of data digitisation, to try determine which one to use for my dataset. I set myself a target of making a decision by the end of this week, which means that my daytimes are spent at work using software that I can only use on-campus, and my evenings are spent using a some custom-written code that I can use wherever, and comparing the results of the two. 382 more words


Grad Student Cuisine

Bread and cheese. Simple. Ready to prepare. Reminiscent of a time sans processed food. And, my meal this evening after working straight through to 11p.m. Ah, grad school life. 20 more words


Review of the SHAPE training workshop, or, ‘Meeting other members of the research community is actually great’

Perth often boasts about its status as the most isolated city in the world. For those of us who travelled here from a more densely populated country, we feel this keenly. 538 more words

Postgrad Life

Getting back to my third baby... the PhD | Dudu Ndlovu

Sometimes we think of the PhD like a child and the process of getting it would be a pregnancy I presume. Having been recently pregnant I’m glad the PhD pregnancy isn’t a physical one. 912 more words

You & Your PhD

Impact | Writing for a Professional Magazine

Goergina Collins

I published two articles in The Linguist magazine entitled Going it Alone and Poetry in Motion. The first piece focused on the transition from studying translation and Translation Studies to becoming a freelance translator. 703 more words

Reaching Out