South African Young Academy of Science

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  • Earth’s heart attack’ moment

    The natural world is fading, the evidence is all around… But if we act now, we can yet put it…

    by mauro95cesar
  • Behind the scenes of a typical life of a PhD candidate

    I have always understood the concept of multitasking, but holding an umbrella in one hand, a cup of coffee in…

    by ncubekn
  • 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
  • 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