South African Young Academy of Science

Archive for 2021

  • Trying to make it all look normal: A day in the life of a Masters student

    My walk to university from where I stay could count as my exercise for the day. It takes about 20…

    by Maseteditshego
  • Could I make it as a studytuber?

    2021, another year of lockdown and the continuation of “unprecedented times”. Despite being a full-time registered PhD student, I have…

    by mauro95cesar
  • A fairly routine day of PhDing under lockdown level 3

    Starting my PhD in 2016, I felt accelerated by the prospect of conducting interviews across Cape Town for my anthropological…

    by leahjunck
  • Down the rabbit hole… and into the world of ‘StudyTubers’

    I’ve been trying to think back to when (and how) I first stumbled upon Lydia Violeta’s channel on YouTube. It was somewhere…

    by jenfitchett
  • The Humanities during a crisis, crisis in the Humanities: what do Literary scholars do during a crisis?

    While the world is up in arms, united against the Covid-19 pandemic, some of us are studying a degree in…

    by Maseteditshego
  • A bumpy but successful academic journey

    After completing high school, many students aspire to move on to the next step of their academic journey. My path…

    by ncubekn
  • From aspiring cricketer to geographer, my journey thus far.

    I was born on 4 June 1995 in Parktown – a South African with Portuguese heritage. I grew up with…

    by mauro95cesar
  • Working and swiping my way towards a guiding thread

    At the age of 32, it feels like a very long time ago that I worked as a journalist in…

    by leahjunck
  • Make plans, but with a pencil

    “What 2020 taught us is to make plans with a pencil…” Here is to the start of a new year…

    by roulail
  • For whom the bell tolls

    Do we benefit from scientific advancement equally? December 2nd 1921, 14-year-old Leonard Thompson is admitted into the Toronto General Hospital.…

    by HaysHarvest