South African Young Academy of Science

Archive for 2021

  • PhD Student- Supervisor Relationship

    As a PhD student, my supervisors have become the most important people in my academic life. That said, it is…

    by mauro95cesar
  • Jacarandas in parts of South Africa are flowering earlier: why it’s a warning sign

    Jennifer Fitchett, University of the Witwatersrand In September each year, South Africa’s Gauteng province turns purple. The cities of Johannesburg…

    by jenfitchett
  • The ongoing tale of finishing up my PhD: Part 2

    This is an extension of my April blog contribution ‘The ongoing tale of finishing up my PhD’. Even though I…

    by leahjunck
  • Stop, take a breath and celebrate your achievements

    If you think about it, people are achieving all time the time. They are just not always achieving ‘what they…

    by Maseteditshego
  • Jack/Jill of all trades, master of none. The modern-day dilemma.

    I have been reading a book called Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, written by Yuval Noah Harari. As the…

    by mauro95cesar
  • Academic presentations: how to get them right!

    Can you recall the last time you listened to a presentation or lecture for two and a half hours, and…

    by ncubekn
  • THE MORE YOU GIVE, THE MORE YOU RECEIVE

    I was walking with my dog this morning and listening to one of Simon Sinek’s podcasts. Among the amazing things…

    by roulail
  • Hey young scientist, why don’t you make the vaccine?

    I was on a phone call the other day and my aunt jokingly asked me the question – “why don’t…

    by ncubekn
  • Student teacher relationship: unlocking students’ potential

    Student teacher relationship: unlocking students’ potential We often think of ourselves through a binary lens. We think of ourselves as…

    by Maseteditshego
  • Finding the asset behind a stammer

    My past blog posts have covered the topics of the lengthy wait for my PhD outcome, having to undergo the…

    by leahjunck