Thriving, and not simply surviving, during your PhD

Elizabeth Elder
2020 The biochemist  
When imagining the life of a PhD student, you might think of a lonely figure performing experiments late at night, fuelled by microwave meals and coffee. This was at least the impression I received while I was applying for PhD positions, and sadly it was the reality for many of my peers. I knew this kind of lifestyle would make me unhappy and I could not manage 3+ years of working like that. So, how can it be avoided?
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