Researcher for a week

Since arriving at university for my MRes I have had some great experiences already. Despite only beginning my masters a week ago I feel I am already more aware of how being a researcher can become a career, and what is expected of a post grad. At the introductory seminar I attended me and the…

Second Impressions-Returning to University

After Months of planning, applying and organising I finally found myself returning to University as a Masters study at last. Through all the paperwork, stress and excitement to get stuck in I was sure I knew exactly what to expect. I knew the transition from Undergrad to Postgrad would need me to increase my work…

Top unrecognised skills for researchers

When it comes to finding work in science there are countless traits employers are looking for. Often, you will find positions asking that the applicant has some level of experience using computer programs; most commonly SPSS or GIS. They may also ask for experience of living and working out in the field. But here we…

Ready for Take off?

Before departing on any journey it always pays to be prepared in at least some way. But with field research there is far more to consider then your average trip. Embarking on long-term field research is known to be extremely challenging. The starts long before you reach the forest, in fact it starts before you…

The Road to Research in the Field The Unglamorous Truth

  The dream phase “That’s what I’m going to do!” Maybe you watched the latest documentary in amazement as a scientists swam with sharks. Scuba gear strapped to their back. Camera in hand swimming amongst the reef to catch footage for their research as a soft lulling voice describes the tragedy of shark persecution. It…