Author Archives: Anjela

The Adventure of Zara the Academic Zombie

Episodes of Zara the academic Zombie Part One: Meet Shani In a little tucked away part of the Universe, dwarfed by many, seemly, more important planets was the world Elysium. This world was divided into four lands, roughly the size … Continue reading

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Lecturing: The Teaching Assistant Experience

Last year, I started lecturing a course on Personology, which is orientated around the personality and behavioural tendencies. There were a few things that I struggled with when embarking on this new form of employment. The first was sounding bold … Continue reading

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In between MA and PhD

It happened, I am not sure when. I find myself traversing an ocean of doubts. There is a quality of being lost that frays at me. The doubt waves lapping and wearing me thin. Each wave pushing and pulling me … Continue reading

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How to stay motivated

  At times, it is difficult for even the most motivated of people, to work through the monumental drudgery that afflicts you after a certain time period – seemingly endless – in Postgraduate. Your days flow past you like monotonous … Continue reading

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Coffee and Postgraduate

This may seem a rather facetious post in comparison to some of the major issues postgraduates face, but in my time of stress; based on the vacillation between euphoria of perhaps handing in or the abysmal perhaps not; I do … Continue reading

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Dreams

“The fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself… no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams.” Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist The alchemist is a fable of a boy who endures immense misfortune and discomfort to … Continue reading

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How to find a balance as a Post-Grad

Not many students who do Post-graduate degree can find the necessary balance in their life. This can be due to numerous reasons, a few being having to work while doing a post grad, having an extremely demanding post grad and … Continue reading

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My Masters Degree, the consequence of my existential crisis

“To live is to suffer, to find meaning in life is to find meaning in suffering. If there is a purpose in life at all, there must be a purpose in suffering and in dying.” Viktor Frankl  I have always … Continue reading

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