Welcome to my blog! I write about the PhD experience, with a focus on topics related to PhD training in the Netherlands.
What do I wish I could have told myself before starting grad school? What advice would I give my younger self, looking for a PhD position in 2010? Which experience-based recommendations would have benefitted me? I wrote them all down! Until a time-machine is...read more
This blog will help you to turn your stressful PhD experience into a happier one. Instead of remembering difficult situations and the associated negative emotions, you will remember pleasant moments and positive feelings. To achieve this, it is enough to...read more
Last January 25th I attended the symposium ‘Keeping sane during your PhD. What can you do? What can UU do?’ at Utrecht University (UU)*. The symposium was organized in response to recent findings that PhD candidates at the UU and other Dutch universities...read more
Do you remember the moment you fell in love with science? Maybe you spoke with a teacher, read a book, or saw a SciFi movie? Maybe you already knew you wanted to become a scientist at a young age, or maybe you only considered the option after your...read more