Adapting to a new normal

by Joanna Pranga (ILVO, Belgium) My PhD started just one month before the pandemic and the subsequent lock down. It was not an ideal start to a doctoral research journey. Just like all of us, a quick adaptation to an entirely new situation was essential. We entered...

Looking back at a first year of PhD rhythmed by a pandemic

by Coline Le Noir De Carlan (University of Antwerp) It’s actually quite funny thinking back about the first few weeks as a member of FutureArctic, when projects and ideas were building up. It didn’t take long for us to get caught by what would soon become this...

Field and lab-based research during a pandemic!!!!

By Biplabi Bhattharai (University of Tartu) The scariest word of 2020 for me was “stay-home”. Last winter had me itching to get back to travelling and see the world, to visit my family, or just to hang out with friends. I had been waiting for the spring/summer to come...

Keeping a sharp mental edge during a PhD in a pandemic

By Argus Pesqueda (CREAF) A Pile of PhD Pandemic Pointers – Creativity and how it can shape your morale and mental sharpness  You’ve been there. You’ve hit that rock bottom that you’ve seen exaggerated on TV, like Homer Simpson does so often in The Simpsons. You...